Recently in State policy Category

<<   <   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   >   >>  

August 17, 2010

Are Home-Language Surveys an Example of Group Think?

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?

August 12, 2010

Players in Horne v. Flores Are Sparring

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

Horne to Tucson Schools: Funds at Risk Over Ethnic Studies

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 Pokes Fun at Education Politics in Arizona

The Onion newspaper makes education politics in Arizona the object of satire.

July 16, 2010

Feds Say Districts Can't End Services to ELLs 'Prematurely'

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

Illinois Rules to Identify ELLs in Preschool Will Go Forward

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

Policymakers Take Gates-Funded Trip to Study ELLs

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

Arizona May Provide More Flexibility for Its ELL Program

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

Illinois Board of Ed. Sets the Record Straight

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

Should We Have a National Definition for ELLs?

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.

<<   <   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   >   >>  

Follow This Blog

Advertisement

Most Viewed on Education Week

Categories

Archives

Recent Comments

  • Charles: ELLs in our state ARE required to take State standardized read more
  • Melissa: Maybe I'm just becoming jaded, but this feels to me read more
  • Anonymous: Are you kidding me....UNO is an organizaion that literally destroys read more
  • Meg Baker: Are any schools using ACCESS scores for purposes other than read more
  • Dr. Mendoza: This is great news i must say. Hopefully this DREAM read more