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Do undocumented children in the public school system have educational rights?

Nov 2, 2008 Associated Press  Ariz. English-learning issue back in court PHOENIX- A federal judge will begin a lengthy hearing Monday to take another look at the adequacy and funding of Arizona school programs for students learning English, including a new state mandate for four-hour instruction blocks. The hearing being held in Tucson by U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins is scheduled to last until Nov. 13.

Oct. 13, 2008 Arizona Daily Star TUSD spending $550,000 to recruit highly qualified, minority teachers Marivel Roybal speaks the same language her Hispanic first-graders hear at home, which she says instantly creates a bond between them. Roybal, who teaches at Ochoa Elementary School, 101 W. 25th St., helps her students transition from home to school with comfort, she said. Instead of being told to "leave your culture at home," students should feel encouraged to be themselves in the classroom, she said. And sometimes, speaking the language they feel familiar with dissolves their fears, she said.

Sept 12, 2008 Capitol Media Services Disadvantaged students lose bid to block AIMS mandate "...The lawsuit was filed on behalf of three student groups: the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, and those classified as English-language learners."


Aug 15, 2008 Tucson Citizen Balance struck with Ell  Tucson-Sunnyside and Tucson unified school districts will only partially comply with a state mandate they've vehemently disagreed with to segregate students not proficient in English into four hours a day of English immersion this school year.  They won't get their own way, either.

June 27, 2008 Arizona Daily Star Horne releases new guidelines for English learners  The state's education chief released further guidance Thursday on how school districts should teach English- language learners next year — but it isn't clear exactly how the guidelines impact local districts.

June 13, 2008 Associated Press English learner changes shelved

PHOENIX  — A state panel is pouring cold water on the desires of most of the Arizona school districts that want to use customized alternatives to the state's model for instruction of students learning English.

June 10, 2008 Arizona Daily Star Districts have better plan on English learners
 TUCSON- The debate over how to best ensure that students who don't know English become fluent in reading, writing and comprehension has pitted several local school districts against the Arizona Department of Education. The crux of the battle is a state requirement, supported by state superintendent Tom Horne, that students who are not proficient in English be segregated for four hours per day for intensive English instruction beginning next school year.

June 5, 2008 Associated Press Schools seek changes to English learning requirement TUCSON- Two Tucson area school districts say they can do a better job of teaching English to non-English speakers and they intend to seek alternatives to a teaching mandate from the state Legislature.
In 2006, the Legislature mandated that students not proficient in English must be segregated four hours a day to learn English beginning with the 2008-09 school year.

May 31, 2008 Capitol Media Services Horne Start immersion classes without delay PHOENIX — Arizona schools should not be allowed to avoid enrolling all their English learners in special immersion courses in the coming year while the adequacy of funding is debated, state School Superintendent Tom Horne said Thursday.

April 24, 2008 Arizona Daily Star English mandates are found challenging A state audit released Wednesday found that school districts will have to make big changes to comply with new requirements for teaching the state's 138,000 students who aren't proficient in English. School officials, particularly those in rural areas, told auditors that they lacked the space and staffing to comply with the new mandates, which kick in after students return from summer break and which require four hours a day of separate instruction to help English learners develop English skills.

April 18, 2008 Capitol Media Services States English-learner appeal rejected by court PHOENIX — Arizona cannot limit additional aid to students to help them learn English to just two years, a federal appeals court affirmed Thursday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by attorneys for Republican legislative leaders and state school superintendent Tom Horne that they can limit how long Arizona taxpayers have to finance the programs designed to teach English.

April 15, 2008 Capitol Media Services Gov. refuses to sign English-learner bill but lets it become law  PHOENIX — Gov. Janet Napolitano agreed Monday to provide $40.6 million in new state funds for English learners, one day ahead of a deadline set by a federal judge. But she refused to actually sign the measure, to show she doesn't believe the funding resolves the issue. Instead, Napolitano let the bill become law without her signature.

April 11, 2008 Capitol Media Services Senate OKs $40.6M for English learners

PHOENIX — By the narrowest of margins, the state Senate approved spending an additional $40.6 million this coming school year to provide English-language instruction.
All that's left now is for the governor to approve.

April 10, 2008 Capitol Media Services Increased funds for English on fast track  PHOENIX — Facing a Tuesday deadline, the state House voted Wednesday to add another $40.6 million to programs designed to teach English to students who come to school speaking other languages.

April 2, 2008 Arizona Republic Fining gov. in ELL case floated  PHOENIX — The attorney for parents suing the state over English-language funding told a federal judge on Tuesday that he should consider imposing personal fines against the governor if the state doesn't meet the April 15 deadline to fund the programs as ordered.

March 7, 2008 Arizona Republic Attorney wants funds to be set aside by Legislature for language instruction  "...Hogan's filing sets the stage for a Monday hearing before Collins on when the state must have an adequate funding plan in place to educate English-language learners. A state law requires schools to offer four hours a day of English-language instruction beginning with the fall semester. Lawmakers faced a March 4 deadline for a spending plan but have asked for an extension to April 18."

Feb. 23, 2008 Arizona Republic Appeals court upholds judge's order on ELL deadline for Arizona  "A federal appeals panel ruled Friday that English-language instruction law is so flawed that it "may well retard or reverse whatever progress has been" made in the instruction of more than 134,000 Arizona children who are struggling to learn English."


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2008 MEDIA ARTICLES

 

Congratulations to Oregon voters in defeating Measure 58!

Non-native speakers adapt with language program
Arizona Republic
Dec. 21, 2008

Bilingual programs spark a legal battle
Huston Chronicle Austin Bureau

12/19/2008

U.S. needs to 'Americanize' immigrants, or face trouble, federal task force says
Cox News Service
Dec. 18, 2008

Kids can opt for immersion in Spanish
Arizona Daily Star

12/18/2008

His drive to read, write transcended humble border roots
Arizona Daily Star
12/14/2008

TUSD ends foreign-language mandate
Arizona Daily Star
12/11/2008

Maricopa, Pima school districts try to stop unification
Arizona Republic
Dec. 11, 2008

Tempe El says its preschool offers educational advantage
Arizona Republic
Dec. 9, 2008

Census: More Hispanics in USA fluent in English
USA Today
Dec. 9, 2008

Study rebuts perceptions of migrants' English use
Arizona Republic
Dec. 9, 2008

Richardson gets nod as commerce chief
Associated Press
December 4, 2008

Child of 2 worlds struggles to put down roots
Associate Press
11/30/2008

Corrales totally dedicated to children'
Arizona Daily Star
November  28, 2008

Turkey and jalapeños at bicultural Thanksgiving
Arizona Daily Star
Nov. 24, 2008

Some expect school-funding setbacks if governor leaves
Arizona Republic
Nov. 24, 2008

Illegal immigrant minors mistreated by US
Associate Press
11/14/2008

D-M after charter middle school
Arizona Daily Star
11/12/2008

Ex-refugee shapes new life as owner of her own salon
Arizona Daily Star
November  9, 2008

Proposition 227: 10 years later
North County Times
Nov 8, 2008

Ugly Americans become more appealing overnight
Associated Press
November 6, 2008

Educators are up for big award
Arizona Daily Star
November  6, 2008

Campo Verde school name fertile ground for controversy
Arizona Republic
November  5, 2008

Oregon Ballot Measure 58 Fails
Northwest Public Radio
Nov 5, 2008

School reforms show promise in AIMS results
Arizona Republic
November  3, 2008

Schools ELL programs getting new look in court
Associated Press
November  3, 2008

Child scholars advance to college work early
Arizona Daily Star
November  3, 2008

Language access at polls a concern with advocates
Associated Press
November 2, 2008

Ariz. English-learning issue back in court
Associated Press
Nov 2, 2008

AZ high court agrees to hear vouchers case
Capitol Media Services
Oct. 29, 2008

Encyclopedia provides comprehensive look at bilingual education
ASU News
October 28, 2008

English class for parents
Arizona Daily Star
Oct. 27, 2008

Nearly 4,200 help paint, repair homes
Arizona Republic
Oct. 26, 2008

US kids lessl ikely than parents to graduate high school
Associated Press
Oct. 24, 2008

Recall group says Peoria trying to sabotage efforts
Arizona Republic
Oct. 23, 2008

Summit School Spanish curriculum explored
Arizona Republic
Oct. 22, 2008

Tempe education leaders tackle the state of schools
Arizona Republic
Oct. 22, 2008

Schools in need find teachers from overseas
USA Today
Oct. 22, 2008

County attorney challenges 'race based' DUI courts
Capitol Media Services
Oct. 22, 2008

Cheerios' new prize is books for kids
Daily Press (Newport News, VA)
Oct. 20, 2008

UA poets to celebrate new books
Arizona Daily Star
Oct. 19, 2008

Arizona State House, District 29
Arizona Daily Star
Oct. 19, 2008

Study debunks myth that early immigrants quickly learned English
The Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Oct. 18, 2008

New citizenship test stresses civics
Arizona Daily Star
Oct. 16, 2008

Many schools feeling heat of No Child goals
New York Times
Oct. 13, 2008

TUSD spending $550,000 to recruit highly qualified, minority teachers
Arizona Daily Star
Oct. 13, 2008

Muslim's film warns about radical Islam
East Valley Tribune
Oct. 10, 2008

ASU professor concerned about new English Language Learner methods
Arizona Republic
Oct. 5, 2008

Horne: 4-hour English-learning plan is successful
Arizona Republic
Oct. 5, 2008

Ariz. immigrant numbers up sharply
Capitol Media Services

Sept. 23, 2008

Clock ticks for AZ to meet 'No Child' goals
Arizona Daily Star

Sept. 23, 2008

Ariz. launches reviews of AIMS test
Associated Press

Sept. 22, 2008

Mispellings, punctiation error's, gramars who stinks is evrywear
Dallas Morning News
Sept 14, 2008

Poetry is multilingual
Arizona Daily Star
Sept 13, 2008

Judge halts immigrant rental ban in Dallas suburb
Associated Press
Sept 13, 2008

Disadvantaged students lose bid to block AIMS mandate
Capitol Media Services
Sept 12, 2008

Midwife Delivery Can Lead to Passport Denial
Washington Post
Sept 9, 2008

Puerto Rican officials fight to keep English off ballots
Orlando Sentinel
Sept. 9, 2008

State flexibility on English classes a boon
Arizona Daily Star
Aug 30, 2008

ELL students' class time isn't great, but it's 'good enough'
Arizona Daily Star
Aug 30, 2008

New course for English learners off to good start
Arizona Republic
Aug 29, 2008

Forcing English on LPGA is un-American
Fox Sports.com
Aug 28, 2008

Positive step for Mexican education
Arizona Daily Star
Aug 27, 2008

Hispanic issues study to be released during DNC
Associated Press
Aug 25, 2008

America needs to play catch-up in teaching second languages
Arizona Republic
Aug 24, 2008

Study: Failed jokes spur hostile reactions
Associated Press
Aug 24, 2008

Golden example of what all kids can become
Arizona Daily Star
Aug 22, 2008

Bilingual health care guides provide resources for uninsured
Arizona Republic
Aug 19, 2008

US wrestler completes a journey from poverty
New York Times
August 19, 2008

Three Pa. teens ordered to trial in immigrant's death
Associated Press
Aug 19, 2008

Community Colleges in North Carolina Close Doors to Illegal Immigrants
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Aug 18, 2008

NBC's pronunciation conundrum
Associated Press
Aug 15, 2008

Balance struck with Ell
Tucson Citizen
Aug 15, 2008

A dream becomes reality
Arizona Republic
Aug 14, 2008

Horne torn on acting on school vouchers
Arizona Republic
Aug 13, 2008

More Arizona students show college readiness
Arizona Republic
Aug 13, 2008

Boarding schools repressive past
Arizona Republic
Aug 11, 2008

Schools struggle to pay for English-learner program
Arizona Republic
Aug 10, 2008

Funding fight
Arizona Republic
Aug 10, 2008

Enticing enrollment
Arizona Republic
Aug 8, 2008

Learning Spanish is good for business
Arizona Republic
Aug 7, 2008

Bioscience High rates 1st in AIMS math
Arizona Republic
Aug 7, 2008

Bioscience High rates 1st in AIMS math
Arizona Republic
Aug 7, 2008

Doing business in Mexico
Arizona Republic
Aug 5, 2008

Some experts questioning Ariz. instruction method
Associated Press
Aug 4, 2008

Rapid growth for Spanish news
Associated Press
Aug 4, 2008

Legal trouble ahead?
East Valley Tribune
Aug 3, 2008

English program thriving
Arizona Republic
Jul 31, 2008

For Carl Hayden robotics team, beating immigration is tougher than beating the competition
Arizona Republic
Jul 31, 2008

Roosevelt district improves, avoids takeover
Arizona Republic
Jul 31, 2008

NM adopts NAU professor's Navajo textbook
Associated Press
Jul 31, 2008

Cataluña da luz verde a una ley de Educación para no aplicar la tercera hora del castellano
El Mundo (Barcelona, Spain)
July 29, 2008

Hearing scheduled on English education
Associated Press
Jul 27, 2008

11th-hour effort to save a Native tongue
Arizona Republic
Jul 27, 2008

Literacy group teaches English to any who seek it
Arizona Republic
Jul 26, 2008

Lawsuit is just what Arpaio's campaign needed
Arizona Republic
Jul 20, 2008

State education's racial gap widening
Arizona Republic
Jul 19, 2008

Feds looking to tighten English law for truckers
Associated Press
Jul 18, 2008

It's time for Americans to master a second language
Miami Herald
Jul 17, 2008

Glendale Community College enrollment off 11% since 2004
Arizona Republic
Jul 13, 2008

Judge to schedule hearing on English-learner spending
Associated Press
July 11, 2008

An Interpreter Speaking Up for Migrants
New York Times
Jul 11, 2008

Event celebrates Hopi culture , past and present
Arizona Republic
Jul 11, 2008

2 preschools teaching in 2 languages
East Valley Tribune
July 9, 2008

No Bilingual Commencements in New Orleans Please
New Orleans Agenda News Report
July 6, 2008

Hispanic baby boom transforming small towns
USA Today
June 30, 2008

New ASU program tackles state's language issues
East Valley Tribune
June 29, 2008

Horne releases new guidelines for English learners
Arizona Daily Star
June 27, 2008

TUSD gets more time for desegregation plan
Arizona Daily Star
June 25, 2008

Dear Abby : Opinions vary on bilingualism
Universal Press Syndicate
June 24, 2008

Partnership addresses need for Chinese language classes
ASU News
June 24, 200

State sues feds over counting of English learners' scores
Arizona Republic
June 24, 2008

Witnesses push for district takeover
Arizona Republic
June 24, 2008

Election to impact education in nation
Arizona Republic
June 23, 2008

School struggles despite No Child law
Associated Press
June 23, 2008

San Juan's Day
Arizona Daily Star
June 23, 2008

Ethnicity's role in our history holds lessons for all of us
Arizona Republic
June 22, 2008

For Horne, raza-studies headache is growing
Arizona Republic
June 22, 2008

UA to improve teacher programs
Arizona Daily Star
June 21, 2008

Santa Fe Elementary offers district’s first foreign language immersion program
Peoria Times
June 20, 2008

3 weeks of study in China in store for local students
Arizona Daily Star
June 20, 2008

Initiative set for ballot would curb bilingual ed
Statesman Journal (Oregon)
June 18, 2008

English language legislation gathers steam across the USA
USA Today
June 18, 2008

Indian groups focus on saving languages
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 16, 2008

Couple find new calling in Mexican fortune cookie
Arizona Republic
June 14, 2008

English learner changes shelved
Associated Press
June 13, 2008

Daily Fitz Fix
Arizona Daily Star
June 13, 2008

Horne out of touch, program backers say
Arizona Daily Star
June 13, 2008

Raza Studies empowers youths
Arizona Daily Star
June 12, 2008

1 in 3 children in state has an immigrant parent
Arizona Republic
Jun 10, 2008

Districts have better plan on English learners
Arizona Daily Star
June 10, 2008

Model label for Asians is shallow and misses much
Associated Press
June 10, 2008

Sanctions law ruling will ripple across U.S.
Arizona Republic
June 8, 2008

Cochise County candidate wants ballot name in two languages
Associated Press
June 6, 2008

Mandate on English learning protested
Associated Press
June 6, 2008

Schools seek changes to English learning requirement
Associated Press
June 5, 2008

Sahuarita asks state to approve different ELL program
Arizona Daily Star
June 5, 2008

Horne Start immersion classes without delay
Capitol Media Services
May 31, 2008

The Issue: Court's Anti-Voucher Ruling
Arizona Republic
May 30, 2008

Low graduation rates are everyone's problem
Arizona Daily Star
May 29, 2008

Peoria girl among 2 Ariz. kids in national spelling bee
Arizona Republic
May 29, 2008

Low graduation rates are everyone's problem
Arizona Daily Star
May 29, 2008

Children have natural ability to learn new languages
Arizona Daily Star
May 28, 2008

Opportunité
Arizona Daily Star
May 28, 2008

Discovery School replacing Spanish program
Arizona Republic
May 27, 2008

Learning another language is nothing to be afraid of
Arizona Daily Star
May 27, 2008

Yuma project answers chicken-or-egg question of learning English
Arizona Republic
May 25, 2008

Miserable schools not a myth
Arizona Republic
May 25, 2008

We think differently in our native language
Associated Press
May 25, 2008

TUSDs Raza unit survives under fire
Arizona Daily Star
May 25, 2008

Sahuarita rebuffs state on ELL
Arizona Daily Star
May 24, 2008

Tucson district says AIMS test won't keep grads away
Associated Press
May 22, 2008

UA retention beats national average
Arizona Daily Star
May 22, 2008

Using education to fight fear, ignorance
Arizona Republic
May 21, 2008

Latino churches fear immigration raids
Arizona Republic
May 19, 2008

Low graduation rates a collective challenge
Arizona Republic
May 19, 2008

Immigration agency plans new family detention centers
Los Angeles Times
May 18, 2008

AN ENDURING AMERICAN DREAM
Arizona Republic
May 18, 2008

Gov. signs bill on boosting AIMS scores
Associated Press
May 15, 2008

Volunteer hopes free class empowers community
Arizona Republic
May 15, 2008

Migrants quick to adopt culture
US
A Today
May 13, 2008

English learners a small part of overall failures
Arizona Daily Star
May 11, 2008

Legislature's ELL stinginess costly to future
Arizona Republic
May 9, 2008

Diverse student bodies have some graduation speakers tongue-tied
Associated Press
May 8, 2008

Cuban blogger receives Spanish award — in absentia
Associated Press
May 8, 2008

Idaho student says teacher tossed his Mexican flag in trash
Associated Press
May 8, 2008

When Mexican wrestlers hit U.S. rings, cultures unite
Arizona Republic
May 7, 2008

AIMS may keep hundreds of seniors from graduating
Associated Press
May 7, 2008

As Ariz. degrades, folks may leave
Arizona Daily Star
May 6, 2008

Designing effective ESL programs
Arizona Republic
May 6, 2008

Chandler teen gets 'Time' nod for leadership
Arizona Republic
May 5, 2008

Lawyer: Judge in Tucson should order more state funding to teach English
Capitol Media Services
May 4, 2008

Wanted: Manager, Chinese-Speaking Only
Reuters
May 4, 2008

Attorney: Shelve ed program until it has enough funding
Arizona Republic
May 3, 2008

Win for bilingual education
Chicago Sun-Times
May 2, 2008

State officially escapes fines in language-learner lawsuit
Arizona Republic
May 2, 2008

Baby birds babble before they learn adult song
Associated Press
May 2, 2008

$6B reading program challenged
Associated Press
May 2, 2008

Census 1 in 4 U.S. kids under 5 is Latino
Washington Post
May 1, 2008

Who's Illegal? The Politics of Immigration
WireTap
May 1, 2008

Students protest cuts
Arizona Republic
April 30, 2008

Roosevelt district poised for takeover after bill signed
Arizona Republic
April 29, 2008

Collaboration provides students with resources to succeed
The State Press (ASU WebDevil)
April 29, 2008

Retesting ex-English-learner kids is wasteful
Arizona Republic
April 28, 2008

Hispanic activists want governor to veto 'divisive' bill
Capitol Media Services
April 28, 2008

Pearce seeks campaign funds
Arizona Republic
April 28, 2008

150 leaders to take part in Arizona Town Hall
Arizona Republic
April 27, 2008

TUSD free of desegregation order
Arizona Daily Star
April 25, 2008

Audit looks at language programs
Arizona Republic
April 24, 2008

English mandates are found challenging
Arizona Daily Star
April 24, 2008

Senate OKs dissolving school funding board
Arizona Republic
April 24, 2008

Estrella Vista assistant principal committed to helping bilingual students
Arizona Republic
April 23, 2008

Rules aim to beef up 'No Child' law
Associated Press
April 23, 2008

Lawmaker to modify divisive proposal
The State Press ASU WebDevil
April 23, 2008

Culture star of 'Speak Spanish to Me'
Arizona Republic
April 22, 2008

Performers at ASU protest treatment of 'aliens'
Arizona Republic
April 22, 2008

Opinions: Educational system has dangerous potential for racism
The State Press ASU WebDevil
April 22, 2008

Study: Mortality rate in U.S. hinges on race, income, geography
New York Times
April 22, 2008

Registration declines may be tied to immigration law
Arizona Republic
April 21, 2008

Kids do language lab 'work' at UA
Arizona Daily Star
April 21, 2008

Enrollment down in Arizona's public schools
Arizona Republic
April 21, 2008

Naco school chief decries money allocated for English learners
Associated Press
April 20, 2008

Your money has created a Border Security Industrial Complex
Arizona Republic
April 20, 2008

Citizens panel rips TUSD on deseg move
Arizona Daily Star
April 19, 2008

States English-learner appeal rejected by court
Capitol Media Services
April 18, 2008

Latino Caucus backing mayor's call for federal probe of Arpaio
Associated Press
April 18, 2008

In L.A., a second language at city hall
Los Angeles Times
April 17, 2008

American Indian sorority recruits downtown for first time
The State Press ASU Press
April 17, 2008

Sharply split panel passes bill on Ariz. school 'hate speech'
Capitol Media Services
April 17, 2008

French aghast at new English incursion to their language
Associated Press
April 17, 2008

Student asks 'What makes an American?'
The State Press (ASU WebDevil)
April 16, 2008

How do you pass No Child Left Behind . . . when you don’t speak English?
Cleveland Scene
April 16, 2008

Shock-jocks suspended over slur against Alaska Native women
Associated Press
April 16, 2008

TEACH CIVILITY AT HOME, EXPAND UNDERSTANDING
Arizona Republic
April 15, 2008

Gov. refuses to sign English-learner bill but lets it become law
Capitol Media Services
April 15, 2008

Language funding becomes law without signature
Arizona Republic
April 15, 2008

Latino studies school's focus
Arizona Daily Star
April 14, 2008

More education boosts economic strength of nation's metros
BIZJournal
April 14, 2008

Iraqis start anew in Tucson
Arizona Daily Star
April 13, 2008

Churches urge Arpaio to cease efforts
Arizona Republic
April 13, 2008

Arizona's future depends on world-class education for our kids
Arizona Republic
April 13, 2008

Phoenix Mayor Gordon calls for FBI investigation of Arpaio
Arizona Republic
April 13, 2008

Arpaio Honduras project questioned
Arizona Republic
April 13, 2008

Church aids migrants from India
Arizona Republic
April 12, 2008

Valley pastor, church members found to be undocumented
Arizona Republic
April 12, 2008

Senate OKs $40.6M for English learners
Capitol Media Services
April 11, 2008

Behavioral Study on Students Stirs Debate
Washington Post
April 11, 2008

English learning funding boost sent to governor
Associate Press
April 10, 2008

House OKs English-language instruction
Arizona Republic
April 10, 2008

Daily Fitz Fix
Arizona Daily Star
April 10, 2008

Increased funds for English on fast track
Capitol Media Services
April 10, 2008

Mesa braces for unrest after pro-Arpaio demonstration
Arizona Republic
April 10, 2008

House plans action on funding for ELL programs
Associate Press
April 9, 2008

Reciting pledge in any language shows patriotism
Arizona Daily Star
April 9, 2008

Articles Re: immigration April 9, 2008
Associated Press and more
April 9, 2008

As Arizona battles deficit, legislators OK hefty tax cut
Arizona Republic
April 9, 2008

Articles immigration April 8, 2008
Associated Press and more
April 8, 2008

My opinion Andrés Oppenheimer : Gates: Latin America needs better schools
Associated Press
April 8, 2008

District seeks to prevent takeover of 3 schools
Arizona Republic
April 7, 2008

Sexual Abuse Fueled by Abusive Immigration Language
Alternet
April 7, 2008

Dyslexia found to affect different parts of the brain depending on language
Associated Press
April 7, 2008

State lawmakers don't want to lie in the bed they made
Arizona Republic
April 6, 2008

Activist exhorts kids to stay in school
Arizona Daily Star
April 5, 2008

Nation's Report Card: Middle, high school kids' writing improves
Associated Press
April 4, 2008

TUSD faces Pledge of Allegiance furor
Arizona Daily Star
April 4, 2008

Nation's Report Card: Middle, high school kids' writing improves
Associated Press
April 4, 2008

Rising Asian population figures draw anti-immigrant ire in New Zealand
Associated Press
April 3, 2008

State near bottom for education spending
Arizona Republic
April 3, 2008

Squaw site names endangered
Capitol Media Services
April 3, 2008

Fining gov. in ELL case floated
Capitol Media Services
April 2, 2008

Napolitano seeks state exemption of fines over English-learner case
Arizona Republic
April 2, 2008

Senate panel rejects 'No Child' opt-out
Arizona Republic
April 2, 2008

Lawmakers asked to kill Roosevelt District bill
Arizona Republic
April 1, 2008

Study: H.S. grad rates dismal in a third of major U.S. cities
Associated Press
April 1, 2008

School gets 'A+' for reading theatrics
Arizona Republic
March 31, 2008

Unusual sentence not judge’s first
The Times Leader
March 31, 2008

No Child law should be dropped, but testing needs improvement
Arizona Republic
March 31, 2008

Davis teacher to receive honorary Ph.D.
Arizona Daily Star
March 31, 2008

1st Native American is selected for post on Board of Regents
UA Community News Service
March 30, 2008

Communicating across cultures
The Times Leader
March 30, 2008

Sentence to learn English compassionate
The Times Leader
March 30, 2008

Ariz. lawmakers seek to ease teacher crunch by expanding program
UA Community News Service
March 29, 2008

What's motivation behind judge’s English lesson?
The Times Leader
March 28, 2008

ACLU not asked to get involved
The Times Leader
March 28, 2008

Sentence not lost in translation
The Times Leader
March 27, 2008

House OKs bill to quit No Child Left Behind Act
Arizona Republic
March 27, 2008

Schools chief says changes, cuts ahead
Arizona Republic
March 26, 2008

Sunnyside board to discuss English plan
Tucson Citizen
March 25, 2008

Looking for the aloha spirit in Tucson
Tucson Citizen
March 25, 2008

O'odham waila music evolved from fiddling missionaries
Arizona Republic
March 24, 2008

Lisin gains confidence with playing time
Arizona Republic
March 23, 2008

Iraqi refugee family starting new lives here
Arizona Daily Star
March 21, 2008

New Data Predict Major Shifts in Student Population
Chronicle of Higher Education
March 20, 2008

Cox's new arrival, LATV, is geared toward young, bilingual Latinos
Arizona Daily Star
March 20, 2008

Students learn about native ways
Arizona Daily Star
March 20, 2008

Studios zooming in on Latino audiences
USA Today
March 19, 2008

White House offers flexibility on failing-school label
Chicago Tribune
March 19, 2008

Small North Dakota university struggling with diversity
Associated Press
March 18, 2008

Time to fund our efforts to teach English
Arizona Republic
March 17, 2008

Opinions: Crow, ASU slapping state voters in face
ASU Web Devil
March 17, 2008

School officials question English-learner cost guess
Arizona Republic
March 17, 2008

English-fluency rules worry some critics
Arizona Republic
March 16, 2008

Fear of lost 'Britishness' triggers citizenship plan
Los Angeles Times
March 16, 2008

The first Roman Catholic church opens in Qatar
Associated Press
March 16, 2008

A wrong turn on education
Arizona Republic
March 15, 2008

School takeover plan gets House OK
Arizona Republic
March 13, 2008

Federal probe finds in favor of school whistleblower
Casa Grande Valley Newspapers
March 13, 2008

Navajo tribe cleared in federal inquiry over education conference
Associated Press
March 13, 2008

Colleges tackle student population shift
Washington Post
March 12, 2008

Emergency bill would emasculate AIMS
Arizona Republic
March 12, 2008

Language-funding deadline set
Arizona Republic
March 12, 2008

Five more weeks for English funding
Capitol Media Services
March 12, 2008

US student visas go mostly to the rich and successful
Arizona Daily Star
March 12, 2008

GOP legislators unready to fund English
Capitol Media Services
March 11, 2008

Mesa man 100 passes citizenship test
Arizona Republic
March 11, 2008

Decision expected today on deadline extension in English case
Associated Press
March 11, 2008

'Them against us' approach not OK
Arizona Republic
March 11, 2008

St. Mary's: A church divided
Arizona Republic
March 10, 2008

Bilingual group honors SMCC student
Arizona Republic
March 10, 2008

Diverse St Cyril Parish gets bilingual pastor
Arizona Daily Star
March 10, 2008

Bill would give alternative to AIMS graduation rule
Arizona Republic
March 10, 2008

Nigerian English bears an antiquated quality
Associated Press 
March 9, 2008

Court: Parents need credentials in order to educate children
Associated Press 
March 8, 2008

'Turnaround' czar needed
Arizona Republic
March 8, 2008

Mormonism increasingly draws Spanish-speakers as converts
Arizona Daily Star
March 7, 2008

Attorney wants funds to be set aside by Legislature for language instruction
Arizona Republic
March 7, 2008

Schools seek delay in English-learner requirement
Arizona Daily Star
March 7, 2008

ASU scholarships for illegal immigrants being revived
Associated Press
March 6, 2008

English as a proficient language
The Oregonian
March 6, 2008

South Side students pitch in to clean up
Tucson Citizen
March 6, 2008

Bill could help students who flunk AIMS test
Arizona Republic
March 6, 2008

FOREIGN TONGUE: Legislator wants immigrant families to keep native languages

March 6, 2008

ASU and the global good
The State Press ASU Web Devil
March 5, 2008

A+ Exemplary Program spurs exemplary action
Arizona Republic
March 5, 2008

State at end of the line in English-learner case
Arizona Republic
March 5, 2008

State must properly fund English classes  
Arizona Daily Star
March 5, 2008

AIMS break for seniors may become permanent
Arizona Daily Star
March 5, 2008

Horne: Cost of English instruction is $40.6M
Capitol Media Services
March 4, 2008

Schools chief puts cost of ELL programs at $40 million
The Arizona Republic
Mar. 4, 2008

Illegal immigrant's removal from school causes furor in N.M. town
Associated Press
March 4, 2008

Debt financing elasticity in state budget are musts for education
Arizona Republic
March 4, 2008

FYI: Indians love their alphabet soup of acronyms
Los Angeles Times
March 4, 2008

Languages know no borders
Scripps Howard News Service
March 1, 2008

Racism still blocking post-apartheid progress in S. Africa
Associated Press
March 1, 2008

6-week extension sought in English-learning case
Associated Press
Feb. 29, 2008

Extension is sought for English-language budget plan
Arizona Republic
Feb. 29, 2008

Exchange student lost 58 lbs. in Egypt
Associated Press
Feb. 28, 2008

Ariz. Blacks a study in contradictions
Arizona Republic
Feb. 28, 2008

Haitian woman takes stand in Fla. servitude case, describing her ordeal
Associated Press
Feb. 28, 2008

U.S. fails to meet goals for Black America, new report says
USA Today
Feb. 28, 2008

Planning boosts gifts of diversity
Arizona Republic
Feb. 28, 2008

Lawmakers to seek extension on English funding
Capitol Media Services
Feb. 27, 2008

English-learner case strains Arizona's coffers
Arizona Republic
Feb. 26, 2008

Report says 29% of jobs offer low pay, no benefits
Arizona Republic
Feb. 26, 2008

Unique High School for Immigrants Offers Real Chance to Join Society
New America Media
Feb. 26, 2008

Venezuela seeks to root out English terms like 'marketing, 'mouse'
Associated Press
Feb. 26, 2008

Phoenix church helps Asian refugees adjust
Arizona Republic
Feb. 25, 2008

English cost going to high court
Capitol Media Services
Feb. 24, 2008

Appeals court upholds judge's order on ELL deadline for Arizona
Arizona Republic
Feb. 23, 2008

Improve Arizona's education
Arizona Republic
Feb. 23, 2008

Money shortage cited as AZ kills free AIMS tutoring temporarily
Arizona Daily Star
Feb. 23, 2008

Advanced ESL training offered in 21-hour class
Arizona Republic
Feb. 22, 2008

Dist. 93 against giving tests to kids still learning English
Chicago Daily Herald
Feb. 22, 2008

GUHSD responds to ELL mandate
Arizona Republic
Feb. 21, 2008

Shop proprietor's travels grow into import business
Special for Arizona Republic
Feb. 21, 2008

AZ House panel OKs PE and arts school bill
Capitol Media Services
Feb. 21, 2008

Spanning the globe on Hayden Lawn
The State Press ASU WebDevil
Feb. 21, 2008

Documentary portrays U.S. students as falling behind
USA Today
Feb. 20, 2008

Bill may put state in charge of failing school districts
Arizona Republic
Feb. 20, 2008

Awarded for awareness
Arizona Republic
Feb. 19, 2008

Politics of fear driving debate on immigration
Arizona Republic
Feb. 18, 2008

Literate parents key for children
Arizona Daily Star
Feb. 17, 2008

Tucsonan 75 adds his story to national bracero saga
Arizona Daily Star
Feb. 17, 2008

U.S. immigration law drives husband, wife apart
Arizona Republic
Feb. 17, 2008

ASU ends scholarship program for illegal immigrants
Arizona Republic
Feb. 16, 2008

Parent & Me Spanish classes begin Tuesday
Arizona Republic
Feb. 15, 2008

Horne meets with Roosevelt District staff, parents
Arizona Republic
Feb. 15, 2008

2 struggling schools face more changes
Arizona Republic
Feb. 13, 2008

Arizona must see that education system is in crisis
Arizona Daily Star
Feb. 11, 2008

Educators need to urge reading for fun
Arizona Republic
Feb. 10, 2008

Opponent of affirmative action visits Valley
12 News
Feb. 9, 2008

Pearsons technology improves kids' learning
Arizona Republic
Feb. 9, 2008

AZ urged to run its own entrant worker program
Capitol Media Services
Feb. 8, 2008

In Bronx School Culture Shock Then Revival
New York Times
Feb. 8, 2008

Facebook's unveils Spanish version
Associated Press
Feb. 8, 2008

Glendale Union preps students for AIMS
Arizona Republic
Feb. 8, 2008

Bilingual learning can help students
Arizona Republic
Feb. 7, 2008

ASU unites districts with native educators
Arizona Republic
Jan. 30, 2008

Rhodes parents question World Studies curriculum
Arizona
Republic
Jan. 30, 2008

Four TUSD elementary schools may be shuttered
Arizona Daily Star
Jan. 29, 2008

Madison board balks at state English curriculum mandate
Arizona
Republic
Jan. 29, 2008

ESL students are to perform in a production they created
Arizona Daily Star
Jan. 28, 2008

Speech therapists in big demand
Associated Press
Jan. 28, 2008

TUSD working hard to help kids
Arizona Daily Star
Jan. 27, 2008

Arizona companies go global for growth
Arizona Republic
Jan. 27, 2008

IB program rolled out to parents
Arizona Republic
Jan. 25, 2008

Madison board balks at state English curriculum mandate
Arizona Republic
Jan. 24, 2008

Last full-blooded Eyak dies at 89
Associated Press
Jan. 24, 2008

Increase for English law is put at $304M
Arizona Daily Star
Jan. 24, 2008

Chinese Baptists more than double size of church
Arizona Daily Star
Jan. 24, 2008

Board OKs English-learner program
Arizona Daily Star
Jan. 23, 2008

Mom tells how daughter broke school color barrier
Arizona Republic
Jan. 23, 2008

Group puts cost increase for ELL law at $300 million
Associated Press
Jan. 23, 2008

Deputies accused of ethnic profiling
Arizona Republic
Jan. 23, 2008

Online entrepreneur brings Japan to the States
Arizona Republic
Jan. 22, 2008

Children caught in middle of immigration debate
12 News
Jan. 22, 2008

English-learner classes required
Arizona Daily Star
Jan. 22, 2008

Segregation is coming to our schools next year
Arizona Daily Star
Jan. 22, 2008

No Child's fallout in New York
Associated Press
Jan. 22, 2008

Hispanic families reveal shared heritage with city through photographs, tales
Arizona Republic
Jan. 21, 2008

Secretive raza studies in Tucson district need close look
Arizona Republic
Jan. 20, 2008

Slavery's legacy
Arizona Daily Star
Jan. 20, 2008

Most Diversity Training Ineffective, Study Finds
Washington Post
Jan. 20, 2008

Nevada vote to gauge Latinos' influence
Arizona Republic
Jan. 18, 2008

Failing districts may face takeover
Arizona Republic
Jan. 18, 2008

Hopefuls making historic push for Hispanic support
Los Angeles Times
Jan. 17, 2008

Book chronicles role of Scottsdale Mexican Americans
Associated Press
Jan. 16, 2008

Prop. 300 plays role in MCC enrollment drop
Arizona Republic
Jan. 16, 2008

Language, cultural training empowers employees
Arizona Republic
Jan. 15, 2008

Caught In The Crossfire
NEA Today
January 2008

Navajo language part of large family
Arizona Republic
Jan. 14, 2008

Education merits support at all leadership levels
Arizona Daily Star
Jan. 13, 2008

Fence builder hired entrants, made millions
Associated Press
Jan. 13, 2008

Group launches Web site to monitor Spanish usage
Associated Press
Jan. 11, 2008

Group in Spain unveils Wikipedia-style site for fine-tuning Spanish language around the world

Associated Press
Jan. 11, 2008

Agency gets funds to study reforming K-12 education
Arizona Daily Star
Jan. 11, 2008

State must boost its investment in education
Associated Press
Jan. 11, 2008

State next to bottom nationally in per-pupil spending, report says
Associated Press
Jan. 10, 2008

Backgrounds key in aiding learning
Arizona Republic
Jan. 10, 2008

Tempe company brings Japan to States
Arizona Republic
Jan. 10, 2008

More Valley baby boomers heading to college
Arizona Republic
Jan. 9, 2008

3,850 college students denied in-state tuition
Arizona Republic
Jan. 9, 2008

Ariz. teachers really are underpaid
Arizona Republic
Jan. 9, 2008

Prop. 300 enforcement reveals some good news.
Arizona Republic
Jan. 8, 2008

Over 200 ASU students couldn't prove legal status
Associated Press
Jan. 8, 2008

Horne asks businesses to let staff be teachers
Capitol Media Services
Jan. 8, 2008

Group seeks to repeal future education tax
Capitol Media Services
Jan. 8, 2008

Tucson man sentenced to 25 years after taking illegal entrant hostage
Arizona Daily Star
Jan. 8, 2008

66 at PCC denied aid; couldn't prove legal status
Arizona Daily Star
Jan. 8, 2008

Teacher honored for work with kids
Arizona Daily Star
Jan. 8, 2008

Study Entrants cost AZ workers $1.4B a year
Capitol Media Services
Jan. 8, 2008

Chinese Hispanic chambers linked
Arizona Daily Star
Jan. 8, 2008

Teacher shortage threatens to stall students' education
Arizona Republic
Jan. 7, 2008

Paper blasted for naming 'illegal immigrant' as Texan of Year
Associated Press
Jan. 5, 2008

119 at UA deemed to be non- residents
Arizona Daily Star
Jan. 3, 2008

Friendship isn't foreign to them
Arizona Daily Star
Jan. 3, 2008

Students compare cultures
Arizona Daily Star
Jan. 3, 2008

Study finds racial gaps in treating pain at ERs
Associated Press
Jan. 2, 2008

Students exchange cultural snapshots with peers in Ghana
East Valley Tribune
Jan. 2, 2008

For Iraqi refugees, Valley a place of loss, hope
Arizona Republic
Jan. 2, 2008

TUSDs first black high school principal dies
Arizona Daily Star
Jan. 2, 2008

Protesters target deportation of mom with U.S. citizen kids
Arizona Daily Star
Jan. 1, 2008

2008, International Year of Languages
UNESCO.org
Jan. 1, 2008

 

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ACTION UPDATES FOR 2008...


IMPORTANT ELL NEWS


Nov. 2 2008… ELL adequacy funding case is back with U.S. District Judge Collins scheduled to last until November 13. This new review will determine if state appropriation of funds is adequate to hire enough teachers to implement the 4 hour model approved by the state. On Sept 12, 2008 Capitol Media Services reports: Disadvantaged students lose bid to block AIMS mandate. This lawsuit was filed on behalf of three student groups: the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, and those classified as English-language learners. Check AABE News 2008 for more.  August 15, 2008… Sunnyside and Tucson unified school districts will only partially comply with a state mandate to segregate students not proficient in English into four hours a day of English immersion this school year. State and district officials have settled rather than taking the issue to court.  Read more in AABE News 2008, August 15...  On April, 15, 2008 the ongoing legal fight that began in 1992 finally provided an additional $40.6 million in new state funds for English learners in Arizona. Governor Napolitano allowed the bill to pass without her signature urging lawmakers to revise portions of the state law related to requiring schools to limit English-intensive instruction to two years, the portion of the law that has administrators throughout the state concerned with curriculum access for ELLs.  The Governor also wants to remove the provision that allows the state to count federal dollars toward ELL instructional costs. See AABE NEWS 2008 for more on the ongoing debate… In an important document (See Appeals court upholds judge's order on ELL deadline for Arizona, Feb. 23, 2008, AABE News 2008) a federal appeals panel ruled English-language instruction law is flawed. that it "may well retard or reverse whatever progress has been" made in the instruction of more than 134,000 Arizona children who are struggling to learn English. "If anything, after 2000, when Arizona moved away from bilingual education and required most courses to be taught in English, regardless of students' language abilities, these challenges have become greater: A 10th-grader, for example, who speaks no English but must pass a biology course taught entirely in English will require considerable assistance," Berzon noted.  Read more in AABE News 2008.




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