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July 11, 2014

Ala. Puts Stop to Enrollment Policies That Discriminate Against Immigrants

State Superintendent of Education Thomas Bice is requiring all school districts to use a common enrollment form and follow the same set of practices that will not discourage students to enroll because of their immigration status or that of their parents.

July 10, 2014

Louisiana District Agrees to Improve Services for English-Language Learners

Federal civil rights officials had been investigating complaints about inadequate services for English-learners and their families in the 46,000-student Jefferson Parish district.

June 11, 2014

Civil Rights Groups Sue Texas Districts Over English-Learner Services

The lawsuit alleges that tens of thousands of English-learners across Texas are receiving substandard instruction.

May 16, 2014

Sylvia Mendez and California's School Desegregation Story

Mexican-American parents in California won the first federal challenge of segregated schools in a case that was decided seven years before the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.

May 15, 2014

Sixty Years After Brown, Latino Students Are Most Segregated, Report Says

A surge of Latino students in public schools in the last two decades coincided with a retreat from major desegregation efforts in many school districts, researchers argue.

May 08, 2014

Feds to Districts: Policies Must Not Chill Enrollment of Immigrant Students

New federal guidance for districts on their legal obligations to enroll students regardless of their immigration status updates similar guidance issued three years ago.

April 01, 2014

Civil Rights Group Sues New Mexico Over Lack of Equity for ELLs, Poor Students

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund files suit on behalf of parents of ELLs and poor students, arguing that New Mexico's funding and K-12 reform initiatives are not providing a sufficient education.

March 21, 2014

English-Learners Not Disproportionately Suspended, Civil Rights Data Show

While English-learners did not show disparate rates of suspensions and expulsions, federal civil rights data show that they are less likely to have experienced teachers, access to rigorous math and science courses, and to participate in gifted education.

November 04, 2013

School Provision of Ala. Anti-Immigrant Law Gutted in Legal Settlement

The state of Alabama has agreed to block several provisions of the state's anti-immigration law to settle lawsuits filed by civil rights groups and the U.S. Department of Justice.

November 04, 2013

Civil Rights Researcher Gary Orfield Calls For New Look at School Segregation

Civil Rights researcher Gary Orfield called for new thinking about school segregation in the 10th annual Brown lecture on education research.

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