Monthly Archives: August 2012

Advice to Educators on Deferred Action

Education Week reports on advice to educators from Department of Homeland Security officials on issues related to Deferred Action, including the use of school documents to establish residency for the application. View Education Week Blog Post

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WIDA & ACCESS for ELLs Training

DESE has announced training opportunities related to the new WIDA (World-Class Instruction Design and Assessment) standards and the administration of ACCESS for ELLs (Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners) tests in the 2012-2013 school year. … Continue reading

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More Free DACA Assistance

Note: This information is re-posted from the MIRA Coalition. MIRA will be offering FREE DACA APPLICATION ASSISTANCE on a limited basis. For more information and resources on DACA, visit our website. The first two clinics are filling up quickly, please RSVP … Continue reading

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Local Resources on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Resources are available throughout the state to assist applicants in applying for relief under the new policy for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  It is important for applicants to get accurate information about the process, and to avoid scams … Continue reading

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Gateway Cities Education Agenda: ELL Enrichment Academies

The FY13 Massachusetts state budget includes $3.5 million in new funding to support the implementation of the Gateway Cities Education Agenda, and in particular, strategies focused on supporting English language learners and increasing career readiness for high school students. The … Continue reading

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Report: Suspension Rates

A new report released by the Civil Rights Project looks at suspension rates in 6,800 school districts across the U.S. The results are not specifically analyzed for English Language Learners, as discussed in this Education Week blog post: How Often Are English-Learners … Continue reading

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DESE Strategy for Improving ELL Achievement

A memo from Commissioner Chester on the new SEI Endorsement, WIDA and ACCESS for ELLs. DESE: Strategy for Improving English Language Learner (ELL) Achievement Beginning in the 2012-2013 School Year

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