The U.S. Department of Education has re-opened its Request for Information (RFI) on Native American English learners. The purpose of the RFI is to gather information pertaining to the identification and placement of Native American students who are English learners in language instruction educational programs. The U.S. DOE developed this RFI to help State and local educational agencies, schools, tribes and other interested entities identify, share and implement practices for accurately identifying Native American students who are English learners.
The federal education department received more than 27 responses to the first posting of the RFI and is re-opening the response period in order to give interested parties additional time to submit written responses. All of the responses must be received on or before Aug. 2 and will be available to the public.