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August 14, 2018

Activists to DeVos: Hold Firm and Reject Florida's ESSA Plan

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.

June 25, 2018

Lawsuit Over a Student's Deportation Sparks Furor in Boston Schools

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

Trump's Immigration Policies Hurting Academics and School Attendance, Survey Finds

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

San Diego School District's Anti-Islamophobia Plan Sparks Controversy

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

District Pays Out $150K to Settle Immigrant's Discrimination Lawsuit

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

Top Democrats Tell DeVos: Immigrant Student Rights Must Be Protected

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

Conn. District Set Up Enrollment Barriers for Families With Limited English

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

An Illustrated Guide to the ABCs of English-Language-Learner Education

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

Refugees in Pa. District Denied Access to Adequate Education, Lawsuit Argues

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

Report: Los Angeles Unified Shortchanges ELLs, Other Disadvantaged Students

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.

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