Florida is the only state without an Every Student Succeeds Act plan approved by the federal education secretary. Two civil rights groups say things should stay that way, for now.
Recently in Civil Rights Category
August 14, 2018
June 25, 2018
A lawsuit claimed that the school district and outgoing Superintendent Tommy Chang have a "disturbing practice" of handing over student information to immigration authorities. Chang, an immigrant himself, fires back.
February 28, 2018
A large majority of educators report having students who have experienced emotional or behavioral problems because they are concerned about immigration enforcement under the Trump administration, according to a new national survey from the Civil Rights Project at the University of California, Los Angeles.
April 25, 2017
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.
April 20, 2017
A lawsuit filed in federal court last November by EdLaw New England alleges that the district denied the student his "constitutional and statutory rights."
April 03, 2017
Lawmakers cautioned that the educational rights of undocumented students could be trampled on as the new administrations expands its immigration enforcement actions.
November 30, 2016
A federal investigation found that the East Hartford, Conn., school system failed to provide adequate language services to parents and guardians with limited English skills.
October 03, 2016
Available in English and Spanish, the guide is designed to help parents "ask the right questions and support your child on their journey as an English-learner."
July 19, 2016
The lawsuit claims the Lancaster, Pa., school system is shortchanging refugee students in their late teens and early 20s who are English-learners.
June 17, 2016
The criticism centers on hundreds of millions of dollars in increased state funding designed to benefit students who traditionally struggle academically, the Los Angeles Times reports.