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January 27, 2012

Tweak to Texas Tuition Law Puts Pressure on Undocumented Students

State's colleges and universities must send out formal reminders to students to pursue legal status.

January 19, 2012

San Diego State Scholar to Oversee California's ELL Efforts

Karen Cadiero-Kaplan will head up team devoted to improving outcomes for state's large, and growing, English learner population.

January 06, 2012

Attempt to Repeal California Dream Act Fails

A state law that allows undocumented students to qualify for state aid to public colleges and universities won't be challenged on upcoming ballot.

December 21, 2011

California to Offer 'Seal of Biliteracy' to High School Graduates

District-level recognition of mastering at least two languages goes statewide on January 1

December 13, 2011

How English Learners Figure in States' Waiver Proposals

Massachusetts and New Mexico offer different approaches

December 01, 2011

Massachusetts Takes Over District with Majority Hispanic Enrollment

'Appalling' dropout rates and chronic underperformance in Lawrence city schools prompt first-ever state takeover.

November 14, 2011

Study on ELLs In California Is Flawed, Says Advocacy Group

Californians Together offers a critique of the UC Berkeley study that found the state might be identifying too many young children for English-language instruction.

October 27, 2011

Proposition 227, 13 Years Later

Achievement for the nation's largest state population of English-language learners is a very mixed picture.

September 30, 2011

Florida Expands 'Opt-Out' Options for ELL Parents

Some interesting news from Florida: Last week, Florida's Board of Education voted that parents of English-language learners can opt for their child to stop receiving ELL services even if the student has not tested as proficient in English. The main concern is that this opt-out implies that the dis...

September 26, 2011

In-state tuition for children of illegal immigrants? Republican candidates disagree.

Republican candidates disagree about whether the children of illegal aliens should be able to receive in-state tuition, prompted by the Texas Dream Act.

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