The teenagers were jailed for more than a month, charged with forcing a 14-year-old female student into a boys' bathroom and repeatedly assaulting her.
The legislation would prohibit what it describes as "sensitive locations," including schools, from granting access to federal agents.
As news of the incident spread across the country, cheers for the students' engineering know-how drowned out the jeers.
The plan, which the district hopes to have in place by the start of next school year, has drawn praise from Muslim advocates and civil rights groups, but sharp criticism from others.
A lawsuit filed in federal court last November by EdLaw New England alleges that the district denied the student his "constitutional and statutory rights."
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the founder of American Children First cited the words and actions of President Donald Trump as motivation for the effort.
Lawmakers cautioned that the educational rights of undocumented students could be trampled on as the new administrations expands its immigration enforcement actions.
Chris Powers of the Institute of International Education will succeed current TESOL executive director Rosa Aronson, who plans to step down this spring,
Recent changes in federal law require all states to standardize how they identify and reclassify ELLs; a researcher says it may prove difficult.
A new study finds that elementary school students are often acutely aware of their immigration status, and it affects how and when they participate in school activities.