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May 28, 2013

Money at Center of ELL Achievement Debate in Nevada

Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval is the first Nevada governor to propose additional spending on the state's English-language learners.

March 25, 2013

Mexican-American Studies Thriving Outside Regular Classrooms

The battle over ethnic studies in Arizona schools that led to a state ban on such courses has created broader interest in Chicano and Latino history and literature, according to the Los Angeles Times.

March 08, 2013

Nevada Schools Struggle With Resources for English-Learners

As one of the few states that does not provide any additional funding to districts to pay for instruction for ELLs, Nevada may soon change course.

February 05, 2013

ELLs To Benefit From Texas' School Finance Ruling, Plaintiffs Say

A state court judge in Texas ruled that state funding is not keeping pace with the educational needs of English-language learners and low-income children and needs an overhaul.

January 23, 2013

Thousands of English-Learners Denied Services in Calif., ACLU Says

The civil rights organization is demanding that the state education agency order 251 school districts to provide English-language acquisition services to more than 20,000 English-language learners.

September 24, 2012

California Governor Approves Long-Term ELL Bill

The measure, approved by Gov. Jerry Brown, will make California the first state in the nation to reveal the extent to which long-term English-learners get stalled in their progress toward in fluency.

August 31, 2012

Long-Term ELLs Poised for More Attention in California

Under legislation awaiting action from Gov. Jerry Brown, the state education agency would have to break out data for English-learners who have not reached proficiency after six years in U.S. schools.

August 10, 2012

Common Core and ELLs: Next Steps for California

Two California policy experts make recommendations on how to use the Common Core State Standards to improve outcomes for English-language learners.

August 09, 2012

Mass. Officials Strive to Improve Services for English-Learners

Pressure from federal civil rights officials has sparked a number of initiatives to improve teaching and learning for the state's English-language learners.

July 18, 2012

Assessment Group Revises English-Language-Development Standards

The new edition makes clear connections between content standards of the common core and the academic language that will be required.

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