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August 24, 2009

Opinion: Judging Teachers of ELLs by Test Scores Is a Bad Idea

Duane Campbell of Choosing Democracy blog argues that it would be unfair for teachers of English-language learners to be evaluated according to how their students perform on standardized tests because those tests aren't valid and reliable for that group of students.

August 18, 2009

Obama Team Talks About Latino Education in California

Juan Sepulveda, the director of the White House Initiative on Hispanic Americans, is in California this week, speaking and listening about how to improve education for Latinos.

August 14, 2009

Bill in Congress Would Step Up Programs for ELLs

U.S. Rep. Michael M. Honda, a Democrat from California, has introduced a bill in the U.S. Congress that would increase federal funding for English-language instruction. The bill has also been introduced in the Senate by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat from New York.

August 04, 2009

White House Official Holds 'Community Conversations' About Hispanic Education

Juan Sepulveda, the director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, is taking an 18-state tour to hold a series of "community conversations" about Hispanic education.

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