A Los Angeles judge ruled last fall that the state failed to ensure that districts provided English-language learners with services required under federal law.
Miami-Dade joins the District of Columbia, Chicago and a growing number of states in offering the special recognition for students.
A Migration Policy Institute report finds that children of immigrants are more likely to form "positive connections with the larger U.S. society" when schools view the students positively.
The Westminster, Calif., school system partnered with California State University-Fullerton's National Resource Center for Asian Languages to develop texts.
The complaint alleges that thousands of children are denied adequate special education services because their parents don't speak or read English.
Over the next six months, staff will interview school employees and review records and instructional materials to ensure compliance with federally mandated services for English-learners.
During the 2011-12 school year, less than one percent of teachers nationwide identified as American Indian or Alaska Native.
Arabic is the second-most common foreign language spoken at home in the Houston school district, and the metropolitan region has seen its Arabic-speaking population spike in recent years.
The Internationals Network for Public Schools already operates high school campuses in New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area and the Washington area, specializing in English-language learner education.
Advocacy groups say the change could make it more difficult for thousands of school-aged U.S. citizens born to immigrant parents enroll in school.