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April 01, 2010

The Changing Face of ELL Advocacy in Washington

The Working Group on ELL Policy and the National Council of State Title III Directors are becoming more active in the nation's capital in expressing views on ELL policy, while other once-active groups have become silent.

March 29, 2010

Feds Start Civil Rights Review of Boston's ELL Programs

The federal government has started a review of whether Boston's programs for English-learners comply with federal civil rights law.

March 29, 2010

ELL Gurus Have Their Say on the Next ESEA

A group of nationally known researchers of English-language learners release detailed recommendations for the provisions for such students in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

March 23, 2010

Federal Appeals Court Reverses Order on ELLs in Texas

A federal appeals court has reversed a July 2009 ruling by a U.S district court that Texas must revamp its programs for secondary English-language learners because they violate federal law.

March 22, 2010

Feds Add New Categories for Civil Rights Reporting

The U.S. Department of Education has announced that for the 2009-10 school year, school districts will have to collect data in a number of new categories that relate to students' civil rights.

March 15, 2010

A Commentary and Three Books on Language Policy

A commentary and three books have different prescriptions for what kind of state and federal language polices are best for English-learners.

March 10, 2010

On Day 2 of Better Enforcing Civil Rights Laws ...

Federal officials plan to investigate whether the Los Angeles Unified School District is providing a fair education to English-language learners.

March 09, 2010

Set to Come: Federal Guidance on ELLs With Disabilities

The federal government expects to put out guidance on the civil rights of English-language learners who have disabilities and ELLs who are gifted.

March 08, 2010

Ed. Department Plans to Step Up Civil Rights Enforcement

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan plans to give a speech today promising to invigorate enforcement of civil rights laws in U.S. schools.

March 05, 2010

Native Americans Ask Feds To Help Keep Languages Alive

Native Americans asked federal lawmakers to help keep Native American languages alive during a "listening session" hosted by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs this week.

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