Education Week recently published an article by author Corey Mitchell regarding the proposed reorganization of the U.S. Department of Education (USED) which included the merging the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) into the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE). NCSTIIID President, Kim Miller (Oregon) was interview for the article. Kim shared the concerns of the NCSTIIID that the focus and support for English learners (ELs) at USED has been diminished over the years, from moving the Title III formula grants from OELA to OESE in 2008, to the reorganization of the Student Achievement and School Accountability office in OESE to the Office of State Support (OSS). The NCSTIIID believes that merging OELA into OESE will only further diminish any focus on ELs that still remains. To read the article, click here.