Starting with the graduating class of 2017, Utah will offer a two-tier seal of biliteracy to recognize students who demonstrate fluency in two or more languages.
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November 06, 2015
Determining when to exit students from language-learner status is a "high-stakes" decision, the authors of a new report say.
October 08, 2015
A new report details how states are coming down on opposite sides of the in-state tuition debate for undocumented immigrant students.
August 25, 2015
During the 2011-12 school year, less than one percent of teachers nationwide identified as American Indian or Alaska Native.
August 12, 2015
Despite the policy, there has been some effort to reach out to families who do not speak English as a first language
August 04, 2015
A new study from the Regional Education Laboratory Northwest found that English-language learners subject to suspension or expulsion had "substantially" lower achievement on state tests than ELLs who weren't.
July 23, 2015
The English-learner population is growing quickly, but there's still little research on how to best evaluate these students for special education needs, according to a federal report.
July 08, 2015
The federal 9th Circuit appeals court revives a challenge to a state law that prohibits a so-called ethnic studies curriculum.
June 15, 2015
State education leaders have often been at loggerheads with federal officials over the rights of the state's English-language learners.
May 07, 2015
The legislation signed by Gov. Steve Bullock will fund new language immersion programs in five Montana school systems and subsidize already-existing language preservation efforts.