A research brief offers recommendations for how teacher evaluation protocols need to be better tailored for gauging the effectiveness of special education teachers and teachers of English-language learners.
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July 26, 2010
July 21, 2010
Several members of the U.S. House of Representatives say they aim to make the teaching of foreign languages at the K-12 level a key part of reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act.
July 16, 2010
An official of the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice says that an English-language learner has a right to receive language support until he or she becomes proficient in English.
July 16, 2010
Not many of the 2.1 million undocumented immigrants in this country who meet the age, duration of U.S. residency, and arrival age that would make them eligible for conditional legalization under a bill pending in Congress are likely to get legal status if the bill is enacted, a study says.
July 15, 2010
The Native American Languages Act of 1990 says that it's the policy of the United States to "encourage and support the use of Native American languages as a medium of instruction."
July 06, 2010
Two organizations concerned with the education of English-language learners have written letters welcoming the U.S. Department of Education's new director of the office of English-language acquisition and critiquing current federal policies for ELLs.
June 29, 2010
Members of the civil rights community are mourning the passing of William L. Taylor, a longtime civil rights lawyer and advocate, who died yesterday at age 78.
June 28, 2010
The Obama administration has selected Rosalinda B. Barrera, the dean of the college of education at Texas State University—San Marcos, as the assistant deputy secretary and director of the office of English-language acquisition for the U.S. Department of Education.
June 25, 2010
The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators and the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute are calling for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education to include a common definition for English-language learners.
June 03, 2010
Federal peer reviewers and monitors aren't asking states consistent questions about how they include English-language learners in large-scale testing, a report says.