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May 14, 2010

Tennessee Rolls Out Simplified English Test for ELLs

The state implemented its new modified English test for English-language learners this spring.

May 12, 2010

Eleven States Meet All NCLB Goals for ELLs

We've got more data on English-language learners nationally than ever before but we still can't tell if school districts are improving in how they educate such students.

May 12, 2010

Portland Cleared to Have Federal ELL Funds Restored

The Portland, Ore., school district has convinced Oregon officials that it has femedied or will remedy the problems with its programs that caused the state to withhold the district's federal funds for English-language acquisition.

May 06, 2010

Could a Teacher With an Accent Be Good for ELLs?

Answer Sheet points to a study that suggests Arizona education officials might be making a mistake by calling for teachers with accents to be removed from classrooms with English-language learners.

May 03, 2010

The AERA Boycotts Arizona Over Immigration Law

The governing council of the American Educational Research Association has passed a resolution saying it won't hold meetings in Arizona until its new controversial immigration law is rescinded or the organization reexamines the issue.

April 30, 2010

Ariz. Shifts Less-Fluent Teachers From Classes With ELLs

Arizona's department of education is requiring some school districts to reassign teachers with heavy accents or ungrammatical English to classes where they won't be teaching English-language learners, according to The Wall Street Journal.

April 29, 2010

NCLR: Latino Children's Future Is Nation's Future

The National Council of La Raza and Population Reference Bureau have compiled statistics about Latino children's presence in this country and their well-being to make the case that this group of children deserve focused attention by policymakers.

April 26, 2010

Trend Watch: What's Best Practice for Preschool ELLs?

The Illinois board of education is poised to vote on regulations that would require public school districts to provide English-learners who are preschoolers with the same kinds of services they give to ELLs in grades K-12.

April 13, 2010

LULAC Opposes Merit-Pay Bill for Teachers in Florida

Florida's chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens charges that a bill that would create a merit-pay system would hurt teachers of ELLs.

March 23, 2010

Federal Appeals Court Reverses Order on ELLs in Texas

A federal appeals court has reversed a July 2009 ruling by a U.S district court that Texas must revamp its programs for secondary English-language learners because they violate federal law.

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