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January 05, 2012

Helping Middle and High School 'Newcomers' Succeed

A new study from the Center for Applied Linguistics details features of programs that successfully serve adolescent immigrants who must learn English in a compressed time frame.

January 04, 2012

English Should Be Official Language, Santorum Says

Former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania also opposes bilingual education and any version of the DREAM Act.

December 20, 2011

Limited-English-Proficient Population Rises 80 Percent Since 1990

The growth in non-English speaking population impacts public schools in many states.

December 16, 2011

Threat to Immigrant Families' Child Tax Credits in Payroll-Tax Deal

Undocumented workers who file taxes with the Internal Revenue Service would lose access to refundable child tax credits under a proposal put forward by Republicans in Congress.

December 13, 2011

2011: Banner Year for Immigration Legislation in Alabama; Other States

Lawmakers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico introduce bills and resolutions related to immigration.

November 18, 2011

America's Newest Immigrants: Who Are They? Where Are They?

Fewer are from Spanish-speaking Latin America and more are settling outside the traditional gateway states such as California and New York.

October 31, 2011

Dayton, Ohio: The Anti-Alabama on Immigration

While the political, legal and socioeconomic fallout from Alabama's tough immigration law continues to play out, people in Dayton, Ohio are taking about as opposite a tack on immigration as you can imagine. Leaders in Dayton, a legacy industrial town hard hit by the recession, are actively recruiti...

October 21, 2011

An Interview with Brooke Hauser, author of New Kids: Part 1

The book traces a year in the life of five teenage immigrants as their language abilities and identities develop at a New York school.

October 17, 2011

Alabama Immigration Law's School Provision Blocked

The provision requiring schools to collect and report on students' immigration status was among those blocked.

September 30, 2011

Florida Expands 'Opt-Out' Options for ELL Parents

Some interesting news from Florida: Last week, Florida's Board of Education voted that parents of English-language learners can opt for their child to stop receiving ELL services even if the student has not tested as proficient in English. The main concern is that this opt-out implies that the dis...

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