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August 24, 2011

Case Against Ala. Immigration Law Set to Open on Wednesday

U.S. District Judge, Sharon Blackburn, will hear arguments Wednesday in the case against Alabama's tough new immigration law.

August 03, 2011

Students' Immigration Status To Be Coded With "0" or "1" in Ala.

Alabama's new immigration law requires schools to obtain each child's immigration status. The law is currently being challenged as unconstitutional in court.

June 23, 2011

Report: Ariz. Districts Fall Short on Carrying Out ELL Program

Three years after Arizona required that school districts provide all English-language learners with four hours of instruction each day in English skills, nearly two-thirds of districts have not fully implemented the program, according to a state report.

June 13, 2011

New York State Will Revamp ELL Test for 'Common Core'

New York State has decided to revamp its existing English-language-proficiency test, used only in that state, to align with the states' academic common core standards for the 2012-13 school year.

June 06, 2011

Justices Won't Take Up Case on Undocumented Immigrants

The U.S. Supreme Court justices have chosen not to review a challenge to the California Supreme Court's decision that it's okay for the state's colleges and universities to provide in-state tuition rates to undocumented immigrants.

April 25, 2011

The Undocumented Set to Get In-State Tuition Rates in Maryland

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley is expected to sign a bill approved by the Maryland legislature that gives undocumented students in-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities, according to Stateline.

April 21, 2011

Audit of Tucson District's Ethnic Studies Is Delayed

Tucson Unified School District likely won't get a determination from Arizona education officials about whether its Mexican-American studies program complies with state law until mid-May.

April 20, 2011

Tenn. Bill Proposes Asking for Pupils' Social Security Numbers

A graduate student in public policy at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee argues in a commentary that it's not a good idea, or constitutional, for a school to require parents to provide a social security number when enrolling their children in school.

April 18, 2011

Charters in New York Can Be Revoked for Low ELL Recruitment

New York state has made some changes in its education law aiming to spur charter schools to recruit and enroll more English-language learners.

January 06, 2011

Some Educators Circumvent Arizona's 4-Hour ELL Program

Some educators in Arizona are circumventing the state's mandate to teach ELLs in separate classes to learn English skills for four hours every day.

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