August 2013 Archives

The Council of Chief State School Officers has released a detailed road map for states that must reach more consensus around who an English-learner is and when such students no longer need language instruction services.

The 50,000 ESL teachers in the nation's public schools will need to closely collaborate with content teachers to ensure English-learners can succeed in the common core era, experts say.

English immersion in early-childhood programs does not lead to better academic outcomes for dual-language learners in the long run, a Foundation for Child Development policy brief concludes.

More than a third of charter schools in 2010-11 did not report the number of English-language learners in their data collections for the federal government.

It's been nearly a year since the Obama administration began its deferred action program that gives eligible undocumented youth who were brought to the United States as children temporary relief from deportation and a shot at work authorization. As of the end of June, roughly 400,000 people had been granted the status. So, as the first anniversary of the deferred action policy comes this week, who has applied? Who's been approved? Where do they live? And what possible factors are keeping more potential beneficiaries from seeking the relief? The Migration Policy Institute has published a new policy brief with ...

The Smarter Balanced group of 25 states will decide soon the range of testing accommodations to offer English-learners and students with disabilities.

Results on common-core-aligned tests from New York and the District of Columbia show that English-learners and their teachers have their work cut out for them to meet the more-demanding academic goals.

Native-language assessments are a thorny issue that both PARCC and Smarter Balanced must resolve among member states with wide-ranging testing policies.

Two Asian American civil rights groups say a handful of charter schools in the city are failing to provide translated documents and interpretation services for non-English-speaking parents.

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