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Ellen Forte Discusses the Hispanic Vote and ELs on Thompson Title I-derland Blog

edCount president Dr. Ellen Forte served as a featured guest blogger today on Title I-derland, an education blog maintained by Thompson Publishing's Education Compliance group. Dr. Forte's piece, titled "The Donkey in the Room," discusses the impact of the Hispanic vote in the recent presidential election, and the insight that educators have to this population through policies and programs that serve English learners (ELs) in K-12 settings. Read the full blog post here.

Night of the Living Reauthorization, Title I-derland

Ellen Forte is one of five education experts interviewed for this piece on ESEA reauthorization:

Brains? We got ‘em. For the third time, our “best and the brightest” in education policy have assembled to peer into the future of ESEA reauthorization, which seems, zombie-like, to have re-emerged from the dead.

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Two State Consortia Vie for Grants to Create ELL Tests, Education Week

New computer-based tests will be aligned with common core

California and Wisconsin each have formed a consortium with other states and applied for the full $10.7 million available in a grant competition to create English-language-proficiency tests for the states' common-core academic standards.

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