The goal is to "look at English learners as a national asset and investment in contrast to thinking of English learners as a problem or challenge coming to our school districts," said Libia Gil, the head of the department's office of English-language acquisition.
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March 25, 2015
March 16, 2015
Graduation rates for black students in the 2012-13 school year was 70.7 percent and for Hispanic students was 75.2 percent, but white and Asian/Pacific Islander students still out-performed both other groups.
March 04, 2015
Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged Congress to approve $70.7 billion in discretionary spending for the U.S. Department of Education, an increase of $3.6 billion over fiscal 2015.
February 12, 2015
The national, four-year graduation rate has ticked up for the second year in a row, growing from 80 percent in the 2011-12 school year, to 81 percent in the 2012-13 school year.
February 10, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education is kicking off a series of "Regional Future Ready Summits" to help school district leaders develop digital learning plans.
December 23, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education is putting together data profiles of state NCLB waivers, but there isn't much information on the impact of the flexibility on student achievement.
December 17, 2014
The recently approved federal spending measure includes language that highlights the increasing responsibilities of principals in meeting new mandates and the need for training to accomplish them.
November 18, 2014
This week is International Education Week and we want to honor it by taking a look at what is happening nationally.
October 27, 2014
The Preschool Development Grants will give winning states the opportunity to bolster their current preschool programs, or help new programs get off the ground.
October 15, 2014
The Commit to Lead site has certainly improved in some aspects since it launched in August.