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August 05, 2015

Access to Education Remains a Challenge for New York ELLs, Report Finds

A new study found that unaccompanied minors encounter obstacles when trying to register for K-12 classes in New York City, because there is not support available for English-language learners at many neighborhood schools.

August 05, 2015

Miami-Dade Schools Take Steps to Overhaul Spanish-Language Instruction

The district plans to undertake a $4 million curriculum overhaul and launch a new graduate certificate program to develop more qualified foreign language instructors.

August 04, 2015

Oregon ELLs Who Are Suspended Suffer on State Tests, Study Shows

A new study from the Regional Education Laboratory Northwest found that English-language learners subject to suspension or expulsion had "substantially" lower achievement on state tests than ELLs who weren't.

July 23, 2015

Report Offers Guiding Principles to Support ELLs With Disabilities

The English-learner population is growing quickly, but there's still little research on how to best evaluate these students for special education needs, according to a federal report.

July 22, 2015

New Mexico Student Wins Second Straight National Spanish Spelling Title

The fifth installment of the National Spanish Spelling bee ended with the competition's second repeat winner.

July 21, 2015

When Should ELL Test Results Matter Under the ESEA?

It's an issue to watch as Congress rewrites the Elementary and Secondary Education Act--and as states are approved for waiver renewals under the current law.

July 10, 2015

New Report Urges Connecticut to Ensure Opportunities for Growing ELL Population

The policy paper from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving's Latino Endowment Fund documents the struggles and barriers the state's English-language learners encounter.

July 08, 2015

Schools Could See Fewer Unaccompanied Minors This Fall

The projected decline follows a surge in 2014 during which tens of thousands of children from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador sought to enter the United States along the country's southern border.

June 25, 2015

San Francisco Seeks Federal OK For Plan to Upgrade ELL Services

The head of the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division praised the plan, calling it a "critical step toward ensuring that all students, no matter their language background, have an equal opportunity to access that dream."

June 16, 2015

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Arizona in Decades-Old ELL Case

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the state on Monday in Flores v. Arizona, a 23-year-old lawsuit challenging Arizona's requirement that ELLs spend more than half their school day learning English.

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