U.S. Department of Education officials are taking corrective action on a $2 million annual federal contract it awarded earlier this year to a small Silver Spring, Md., company to manage the National Clearinghouse for English-Language Acquisition.
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December 11, 2012
The federal department outlines services it says it has provided to improve support for state and local district leaders responsible for English-language learners.
November 28, 2012
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called the lack of movement on a federal DREAM Act to benefit undocumented students one of the "biggest disappointments" in President Obama's first term.
November 26, 2012
The National Indian Education Association is asking the Obama administration to make tribal governments more meaningful partners in shaping and administering education policy for American Indian and Alaska Native students.
November 08, 2012
Eight out of 20 projects that won grants in the third round of the federal Investing in Innovation competition focus, in part, on improving outcomes for English-language learners.
October 26, 2012
Rosalinda B. Barrera's last day as director of the office of English-language acquisition was Oct. 19
October 01, 2012
Dissatisfied with the achievement levels for English-learners, state education leaders highlight plans to improve instructional programs for the state's roughly 60,000 such students.
August 29, 2012
Educators seek answers on range of issues and concerns stemming from the new policy that allows certain undocumented youth to seek relief from deportation.
August 24, 2012
A new report from the Center on American Progress argues for closing a loophole in federal education law that the author argues allows for inequitable spending.
August 15, 2012
A nonprofit organization based in California offers practical advice to educators on how they can support undocumented students seeking relief through the Obama administration's deferred action policy.