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July 10, 2012

New York May Join Calif. in Offering 'Seal of Biliteracy'

New York would become the second state in the nation to formally recognize high school graduates who demonstrate proficiency in multiple languages.

June 27, 2012

Advocates Call for New Policies to Improve Outcomes for ELLs in Calif.

A new policy brief zeroes in on concrete steps California can take to improve the academic outcomes for its large English-language learner population.

May 23, 2012

Debate Rages Over Accountability for English Learners in Florida

District leaders, advocates for English-learners and Hispanic politicians argue that Florida's new school grading system is unfair to ELLs

May 22, 2012

Report: Immigration Legislation on the Decline in 2012

The National Conference of State Legislatures finds that state lawmakers are less focused on immigration-related measures than last year.

April 30, 2012

A Case for Training All Teachers to Meet Needs of ELLs

A new paper from the Center for American Progress recommends that all teachers need to be adequately prepared to teach English-learners.

April 13, 2012

Illinois' Jump Start With ELLs Provides Lesson for Other States

The state is the first in the nation to require that ELL services be provided to children in state-funded prekindergarten.

March 09, 2012

Common Core Standards and ELLs: What's Happening in Calif.?

Teachers and administrators report little awareness of how the new standards will be implemented in their classrooms or what resources they will have to adapt the standards for English-learners.

February 28, 2012

Teaching Standards in Central States Vary for English Learners

New report describes how seven states' teaching standards address needs of ELLs.

February 22, 2012

California Legislature Creates Special Committee for ELL Issues

The panel will focus exclusively on how to improve academic achievement for 1.5 million English learners in the state.

February 03, 2012

Advocates Call for NY Waiver Plan to Offer More Support for ELLs

Part of New York's plan includes its effort to update its English language proficiency standards and assessments to line up with the common academic standards.

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