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March 18, 2015

Urban Charters, Districts Serve Equal Numbers of ELLs, Study Finds

A new study from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University challenges the long-held notion that charter schools actively push out students with special needs.

September 09, 2014

Charter Schools Helping Tribes Revive Fading Native Languages

A tribal language-reclamation project in Massachusetts is seeking approval from state education officials to open a language-immersion charter school on Cape Cod.

August 15, 2013

Many Charters Not Reporting English-Learners, GAO Finds

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.

November 01, 2011

Another Civil Rights Probe of ELL Services in Massachusetts

This time, federal civil rights officials are looking into a complaint that Boston charter schools don't enroll or adequately serve English-language learners.

August 01, 2011

ELLs Can Integrate Effectively, Reports Emphasize

Two new reports about English-language learners discuss some of the newest trends in education: charter schools and early-learning programs.

April 27, 2011

ELL Recruitment Targets for New York Charters Yet to Be Set

New York has not yet set targets for the enrollment and retention of ELLs for charter schools in the state.

April 01, 2011

KIPP Schools Enroll Fewer ELLs and Special Ed. Students

A new study by Western Michigan University researchers is the second study I've written about this school year that has found the KIPP network of charter schools enrolls a smaller proportion of English-language learners and special education. students than the school districts they draw from.

March 14, 2011

Mass. Law Makes it Easier for Charters to Recruit ELLs

A charter operator in Massachusetts is taking advantage of a new law that requires public schools to turn over contact information of parents and the languages they speak to charter operators.

March 11, 2011

L.A.'s Mayor Urges Charter Schools to Enroll More ELLs

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is urging charter operators to get involved in turning around low-performing schools and enroll more English-language learners and students with disabilities to prove they aren't "cherry-picking."

March 01, 2011

Mass. Charter Schools Approved Despite Concerns About ELLs

The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved 16 of 17 proposed charter schools yesterday, despite objections from an ELL advocacy group.

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