Readers, what's the practice in your school, district, or state? Is the home-language survey typically given to all students or just a subset of students?
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August 17, 2010
August 16, 2010
More than half of the stimulus money still needs to be spent; the deadline is September 2011.
August 12, 2010
Extended year services and art programs are among the grant projects that will receive funding.
August 10, 2010
Fully 24 percent of the i3 winners plan to use their grants to help improve teacher effectiveness. You may have heard of some of the big-ticket winners, like Teach For America, which will use its $50 million grant to grow the size of its teacher corps by 80 percent by 2014. But here's a rundown of...
August 09, 2010
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services conducted a webinar July 14 that was plagued by, as the department is gently describing it, "technical difficulties." I was listening in and it was more like the voices were absolutely unintelligible, despite several pauses to try and fix t...
August 05, 2010
More than half the grants from the federal Investing in Education, or i3, fund will serve English-language learners and students with disabilities, according to a federal official.
August 04, 2010
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today announced the funding for 126 new rural broadband projects in 38 states and in American Indian tribal areas.
August 03, 2010
Certain special education policies could improve school for all students, the nation's top education official said at a conference.
July 30, 2010
One congressman has introduced legislation to address the discrepancy between the demand for workers in computer science fields and the supply of qualified candidates.
July 30, 2010
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten had a quick briefing with reporters yesterday on all the edu-action this week. Asked about President Obama's defense of the Race to the Top program to the National Urban League, Weingarten said it's only natural that the president would fo...