For two years, the district failed to give a required English placement test to about 1,200 students who reported speaking a language other than English at home.
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May 12, 2015
To earn the seal, D.C. students must demonstrate "cultural and communicative competency" in English and another language.
May 06, 2015
A report from the Center for American Progress finds that that engaging students and parents simultaneously improves the academic and educational well-being of both generations.
May 06, 2015
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to give students who came to the county as undocumented minors a path to citizenship.
April 20, 2015
In January, leaders in 20 nonprofit organizations wrote to Gov. Jerry Brown, asking him to consider the importance of appointing a champion for ELLs, who constitute a quarter of the state's K-12 student population.
April 09, 2015
While districts can estimate how many new students they will be absorbing from the border crisis, many won't know the full scope of the resources they need until students show up.
April 08, 2015
Under the waiver, ELLs would take state tests but their scores would not count toward their school's overall performance until the students were proficient in English.
April 02, 2015
Biliteracy seal bills are under consideration in the Indiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, Rhode Island, Utah, and Virginia state legislatures. Several states with large English-language learner enrollment, including California, New York, and Texas, have already approved laws.
March 30, 2015
The school system entered into an agreement with the federal departments of Education and Justice in 2010 to avoid legal action after investigators found the school system denied thousands of ELLS an adequate education.
March 25, 2015
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.