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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 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 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 14, 2015

New York City Schools to Add Dual-Language Programs at 40 Schools

The programs will include instruction in Mandarin, French, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Japanese, or Spanish, depending on the school site.

January 14, 2015

New Report Details How States Fund the Education of English-Language Learners

An Education Commission of the States report outlines each state's funding mechanism for ELLs, along with differences in dollar amounts and teacher allocations across the states.

January 07, 2015

Federal Civil Rights Officials Release Guidance on English-Language Learners

The guidance comes on the heels of the recent 40th anniversaries of Lau v. Nichols, a landmark Supreme Court decision, and the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974, both of which expanded rights of students with limited English proficiency.

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 10, 2014

Why Bilingual Education Should Be Mandatory

While foreign language requirements have long been a core requirement for high school graduation--second language classes at an earlier age would improve overall fluency for most students.

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