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National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs, 2015
The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) released joint guidance on January 7, 2015, reminding states, school districts and schools of their obligations under federal law to ensure that English Learners have equal access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to achieve their full academic potential. In this context, the…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, School Districts, State Departments of Education, Guidelines
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs, 2012
Within the US Department of Education's new flexibility initiative, there are three key and fundamental areas of focus, each referred to as a "principle." The second of these is that State Education Agencies (SEAs) must develop and implement differentiated recognition, accountability, and support to assure that all students are taught by…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Accountability, Educational Principles, Educational Resources
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs, 2012
Within the US Department of Education's new flexibility initiative, there are three key principles, each with areas of focus. The third of these is that State Education Agencies (SEAs) must develop and implement systems of determining and supporting effective instruction and leadership within schools. This brief looks at websites, documents, and…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Principles, Web Sites
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs, 2012
Within the US Department of Education's new flexibility initiative, there are three key and fundamental areas of interest, each referred to as a "principle." The first of these is that State Education Agencies (SEAs) must adopt and implement college- and career-ready (CCR) standards for all students. This brief provides information on…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Educational Principles, English Language Learners
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs, 2011
Estimates of school-aged English learners are derived from national counts of children enrolled in school. There is no precise analogue for preschool children, and hence there is no exact nationwide count of this population of children. The number of 3- and 4-year old children enrolled in center-based care is rising, and some center-based programs…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, English Language Learners, Demography