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Feds Remind Educators of ELL Obligations

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The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) have released joint guidance reminding states, school districts, and schools of their obligations under federal law to ensure that English language learner (ELL) students have equal access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to achieve their full academic potential.“Four decades ago, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Lau v....

Florida Fights Feds on ELL Flexibility

Governor Scott joins education officials in face-off with the Department of Education.Florida is facing off against the Department of Education over a denied request for giving English language learners (ELLs) two years in public schools before their assessment scores factored into school grades. While Arne Duncan’s office approved Florida’s waiver extension for some parts of No Child Left Behind,...