Readers, what's the practice in your school, district, or state? Is the home-language survey typically given to all students or just a subset of students?
Recently in State policy Category
August 17, 2010
August 12, 2010
Researchers who prepared studies they hope to be used during an evidentiary hearing for a long-running federal court case regarding Arizona's approach to educating English-language learners are upset that they're being asked to turn over confidential information associated with those studies.
August 03, 2010
Tom Horne, Arizona's Superintendent of Public Instruction, has told the superintendent of Arizona's Tucson Unified School District that he will announce a withholding of 10 percent of the district's funds as soon as a new law goes into effect that bans classes designed for a particular ethnic group.
July 19, 2010
The Onion newspaper makes education politics in Arizona the object of satire.
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 14, 2010
Rules adopted by the Illinois State Board of Education that require all public preschools in the state to identify preschoolers who are English-language learners and provide them with bilingual education will soon go into effect.
July 12, 2010
The American Youth Policy Forum has published a policy brief about what state policymakers learned during a May "fact-finding trip" to Austin, Texas, about the education of English-language learners.
July 09, 2010
The number two education official at the Arizona Department of Education has asked Arizona's task force charged with recommending policies for educating English-language learners to consider some changes in the state's controversial four-hour program, the official reported to me in an e-mail message.
June 28, 2010
A spokesman for the Illinois state board of education provided a few corrections to my post about the board's vote to require public preschools to provide transitional bilingual 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.