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Federal Policy, Legislation, and Education Reform: The Promise and the Challenge for Language Minority Students by Anstrom, 1996

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This article talks about how the law will effect EL students and their education. It was mentioned by Diaz-Rico and Weed in their textbook, The Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development Handbook pg.152.

http://www.worldcat.org/title/federal-policy-legislation-and-educational-reform-the-promise-and-the-challenge-for-language-minority-students/oclc/39682424

Source: http://www.worldcat.org/title/federal-policy-legislation-and-educational-reform-the-promise-and-the-challenge-for-language-minority-students/oclc/39682424

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What’s New in Politics Regarding ELs?

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          http://www.usnews.com/dims4/USNEWS/b67b07e/2147483647/thumbnail/27x31%3E/quality/85/?url=%2Fcmsmedia%2Fa4%2F4a853fc5fefcf0845c1a9ac58570c9%2F6977FE_PR_080923associatedpress.jpg  By JOSH LEDERMAN and ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press

“WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is planning to expand a program to let would-be migrants from Central America apply for refugee status before they attempt to come to the U.S., Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.

The office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees will now conduct initial screenings to see whether migrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala may qualify as refugees eligible to come to the United States legally.

“I am pleased to announce plans to expand the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program to help vulnerable families and individuals from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, and offer them a safe and legal alternative to the dangerous journey many are currently tempted to begin, making them easy prey for human smugglers who have no interest but their own profits,” Kerry said in a speech at the…

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The perils of “Growth Mindset” education: Why we’re trying to fix our kids when we should be fixing the system

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The system needs to change with the times. Check out this article.

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Excerpt: Kids tend to fare better when they regard intelligence and other abilities not as fixed traits that they either have or lack, but as attributes that can be improved through effort.

link:  http://www.salon.com/2015/08/16/the_education_fad_thats_hurting_our_kids_what_you_need_to_know_about_growth_mindset_theory_and_the_harmful_lessons_it_imparts/

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