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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September 30, 2011
September 29, 2011
More Hispanic children live in poverty than in the U.S. than ever before, and, for the first time, more Hispanic children than white children live in poverty.
September 28, 2011
Although it's likely to face more court challenges, parts of a new Alabama law that would allow schools to check children's immigration status have passed their first legal test.
September 26, 2011
An exercise in "extreme schooling" mirrors the experience of countless ELLs in immersion classrooms, and is a good reminder of the anxiety, struggles, and frustration that come with attending school in a language you don't understand and a culture that's brand new - even in the best of cases.
September 26, 2011
Republican candidates disagree about whether the children of illegal aliens should be able to receive in-state tuition, prompted by the Texas Dream Act.
August 24, 2011
U.S. District Judge, Sharon Blackburn, will hear arguments Wednesday in the case against Alabama's tough new immigration law.
August 19, 2011
The Obama Administration announced Thursday it will halt all low-priority deportation cases in an effort to unclog the court system and focus on individuals who pose a threat to national security.
August 08, 2011
An advocacy group for English-language learners has filed a "friend of the court" brief backing a class action that challenges Alabama's new law requiring educators to record the immigration status of students in schools.
August 03, 2011
Alabama's new immigration law requires schools to obtain each child's immigration status. The law is currently being challenged as unconstitutional in court.
August 02, 2011
A writer for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs contends that Mexico's expanding and improving education system has led to a decrease in immigration to the United States.