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July 11, 2014

Ala. Puts Stop to Enrollment Policies That Discriminate Against Immigrants

State Superintendent of Education Thomas Bice is requiring all school districts to use a common enrollment form and follow the same set of practices that will not discourage students to enroll because of their immigration status or that of their parents.

July 10, 2014

Louisiana District Agrees to Improve Services for English-Language Learners

Federal civil rights officials had been investigating complaints about inadequate services for English-learners and their families in the 46,000-student Jefferson Parish district.

July 08, 2014

White House Seeks $3.7 Billion in Emergency Funding for Border Crisis

White House officials say the additional resources will help stem the tide of unaccompanied child migrants flowing across the U.S.-Mexico border.

July 07, 2014

White House: Most Unaccompanied Minors Will Be Sent Home

President Obama's press secretary says that few of the tens of thousands of child and youth migrants streaming into the United States from Central America are likely to be allowed to stay in this country.

June 19, 2014

ELLs Grow in Number in England's Schools, Outperform Native Speakers

For the first time, students who are not native speakers of English outperformed their native-speaking peers on the English Baccalaureate exams.

June 10, 2014

English-Speaking Abilities of Immigrants: A Snapshot From the U.S. Census Bureau

Newly-released data from the Census Bureau shows that English-speaking abilities of immigrants vary by time of arrival in the United States and education levels.

June 09, 2014

Surge of Unaccompanied Minors Crossing Border Presents Education Challenges

The Obama Administration is scrambling to provide more long-term shelter space for the wave of children coming from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.

May 08, 2014

Feds to Districts: Policies Must Not Chill Enrollment of Immigrant Students

New federal guidance for districts on their legal obligations to enroll students regardless of their immigration status updates similar guidance issued three years ago.

April 30, 2014

Some DREAMers Declared Eligible for In-State Tuition in Virginia

Mark R. Herring, the Democratic Attorney General in the state, issued a legal opinion saying certain undocumented immigrant youth are entitled to in-state higher education fees.

April 14, 2014

Denver District Taps DREAMers for Teaching Jobs

Superintendent Tom Boasberg says that undocumented college graduates would provide a pool of bilingual teachers as well as educators who can empathize with the district's immigrant students.

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