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February 27, 2015

N.Y.C. Schools Chief Promotes Top English-Language Learner Administrator

Milady Baez's move to a cabinet post may be the latest indication that improving education for the district's fastest-growing student population is a top priority for Chancellor Carmen FariƱa.

February 19, 2015

New York Schools Will Remove Enrollment Obstacles for Immigrants

Investigations found evidence that several districts refused to enroll undocumented youths and unaccompanied minors if they were unable to produce documents demonstrating guardianship or residency in the state.

February 11, 2015

Los Angeles Unified Lawyers to Represent Students Facing Deportation

The students, many of them undocumented immigrants from Central America, have to juggle court dates and concerns about deportation while trying to adjust to schools in a new country.

February 06, 2015

Dual-Language-Learner Group Aims to Bridge Research, Classroom Practice

In its first report, the group's founder argues that "DLLs have long been ignored in education policy debates."

February 04, 2015

Q&A With Libia Gil, Head of the Federal ELL Office

The longtime educator says English-learners are a population of students who are "historically underserved," but she expects that to change.

February 03, 2015

Spanish Speakers Request Interpreters for Special Education Meetings

Two disability advocacy organizations filed a Justice Department complaint on the parents' behalf, saying that seven Ohio districts were failing to translate documents or provide interpreters.

February 02, 2015

Obama Budget Seeks More Funding for English-Learner Programs

The president's proposed fiscal year 2016 budget would raise spending levels for those programs to $773 million, an increase of nearly 5 percent.

January 28, 2015

New Guide Aims to Help States, Schools Classify English-Language Learners

Classification policies and evaluation tools can vary widely from state to state, and even district to district, leaving widespread opportunity for error.

January 28, 2015

Adults, Peers Play Different Roles in ELLs' School Readiness, Study Finds

The study found that the quality of early-childhood teachers' English use is more important than the quantity for developing language skills in young ELLs.

January 23, 2015

Latino Students Make Strides, Still Face Challenges, Report Shows

"The Condition of Latinos in Education: 2015 Factbook" pulls data from a number of sources to a give state-level picture of K-12 enrollment and shed light on national advances and challenges for Latino students.

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