English Language Learners Tag

Expectations Under ESSA for English Language Learners

Under ESSA, schools will be required to make significant changes for English language learners as reported by Education Dive. States will need to “create a uniform process” when identifying English learners to “assign them services” and then transition them into a “general education system.” States...

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Proposed Increase on Tracking and Reporting for English Learners

Education Week and Politico reported on the Dept. of Education’s guidance for English learners under ESSA. In addition to highlighting the allowance of Title III funds to help expand these programs, Education Week noted that states must track the performance of former EL students to...

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Dept. of Education Releases Guidelines for English Learners

The Dept. of Education released a new set of guidelines on how states and school districts can work to improve English learner programs under ESSA. The report detailed that ELs are among the “fastest growing populations” in US schools and account for nearly “10% of...

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State and Local Funding Options for English Language Learners

The Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy released a report reviewing the funding options that state and local agencies can use for English learners. Among the programs highlighted, the report included ESSA’s Title III provision that allows states flexibility when improving immigrant...

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EdWeek Highlights Key Groups That Have Weighed in on ESSA Drafts

Education Week continued highlighting “key groups that have weighed in on the draft ESSA regulations covering accountability.” This week’s summary includes: The National Association of Elementary School Principals, and National Association of Secondary School Principals are concerned that the proposed regulations may inhibit the goal...

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State Education Leaders Visit Yakima, WA

State education leaders visited Yakima, WA this week to discuss ESSA with community members. This is the fourth meeting in a set of regional forums in the state. Superintendent Kevin Chase noted that he sees ESSA benefiting English Language Learners by putting less pressure on...

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Alliance for Excellent Education Explains the Importance of N-Size

Education Week examines Alliance for Excellent Education’s concerns that the accountability regulations in ESSA “would let too many English-language learners, students in special education, minorities, and disadvantaged students slip through the cracks.” The report focuses on a provision that would allow states to pick any...

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