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July 27, 2010

Is the Justice Department Becoming More Active on ELLs?

A Nevada school district expanded its position of director of English-as-a-second-language programs from a part-time to full-time position after the district was reviewed by the U.S. Department of Justice.

July 26, 2010

Trend Watch: How Can Teachers of ELLs Be Fairly Evaluated?

A research brief offers recommendations for how teacher evaluation protocols need to be better tailored for gauging the effectiveness of special education teachers and teachers of English-language learners.

July 22, 2010

NEA Signs On to Fiscal-Equity Bill

The NEA now supports a bill to close a fiscal "loophole" in the Title I program.

July 21, 2010

Ed Tech in ESEA?

Obama Administration officials say they will encourage, but not mandate, states and districts to use federal funds to innovate with technology.

July 21, 2010

Federal Special Education Office Brings On Two New Officials

Both officials have long experience in disability and education issues.

July 21, 2010

Special Education and the Stimulus

Here's a recap of some of the stories Education Week has written about special education and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

July 21, 2010

U.S. Reps. Push for Foreign-Language Teaching in ESEA

Several members of the U.S. House of Representatives say they aim to make the teaching of foreign languages at the K-12 level a key part of reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act.

July 20, 2010

Duncan Headlining Rural Ed-Tech Summit

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will be headlining tomorrow's National Rural Education Technology Summit in downtown Washington.

July 16, 2010

Feds Say Districts Can't End Services to ELLs 'Prematurely'

An official of the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice says that an English-language learner has a right to receive language support until he or she becomes proficient in English.

July 16, 2010

Study: DREAM Act Isn't Likely to Benefit Many

Not many of the 2.1 million undocumented immigrants in this country who meet the age, duration of U.S. residency, and arrival age that would make them eligible for conditional legalization under a bill pending in Congress are likely to get legal status if the bill is enacted, a study says.

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