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December 20, 2014

Film: 'I Learn America' Looks at Immigration Through Five Students' Eyes

Amid the roiling policy debate over immigration, a documentary looks at five students seeking to turn the American dream into a reality.

December 16, 2014

New York State Knocks Down Enrollment Barriers for Unaccompanied Minors

New policy prohibits schools from asking about the immigration status of students or their families during the enrollment process and provides guidance on the range of documents students may use to prove residency.

December 12, 2014

Houston to Open Arabic Immersion Elementary School

Arabic classes have failed to become a common offering in U.S. public schools despite a 2006 initiative by former President George W. Bush to increase the number of U.S. citizens learning, speaking and teaching the language.

December 04, 2014

Civil Rights Group Opposes Plans for Maryland English-Learner High Schools

The Prince George's County, Md., NAACP chapter questions whether the local district's plans for ELL students run counter to Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark 1954 decision that declared that separate public schools for black and white students violated the Constitution.

December 01, 2014

Texas Charter Operator Agrees to Change Enrollment Policies After Federal Probe

Investigators with the Education Department's office for civil rights found that English-language learners and students with disabilities were significantly underrepresented on campuses run by the state's largest charter school operator.

November 26, 2014

Veteran Reporter Takes Over Ed Week's English-Language-Learner Beat

Corey Mitchell, who most recently worked as a Washington correspondent for the Star Tribune, will be covering English-language learners, dual-language education, immigration and civil rights in education.

November 21, 2014

Obama Relaunches Immigration Campaign From Las Vegas High School

Acknowledging that his latest action on immigration may not outlive his presidency, President Obama pledged to work with Congress to find long-term legislative solutions.

November 20, 2014

Obama Unveils Immigration Plan, Lifts Deportation Threat for Millions

By offering temporary legal status to an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants, Obama's action will ease concerns about separating school-aged children from their parents and guardians.

November 19, 2014

Obama Poised to Grant Deportation Relief to Millions of Undocumented Immigrants

The president said Wednesday that he will use his authority to provide legal status to as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, many of them parents to U.S.-born schoolchildren.

November 12, 2014

Researchers Identify 'Goldilocks Effect' of Reclassification on High School ELLs

In an analysis of ELLs in Los Angeles Unified, researchers found that before California toughened scoring on its English-language proficiency test, some high school English-learners may have exited services before they had reached true proficiency in the language.

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