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April 24, 2013

Calif. Neglecting Thousands of English-Learners, Lawsuit Claims

The American Civil Liberties Union alleges in a lawsuit that California education officials are failing to provide legally required language instruction to ELLs in more than 250 school districts.

April 01, 2013

Ariz. English-Learner Program Upheld in Federal Court

In long-running Horne v. Flores case, a federal judge rules that four hours a day of language instruction for English-learners does not violate their civil rights.

February 05, 2013

ELLs To Benefit From Texas' School Finance Ruling, Plaintiffs Say

A state court judge in Texas ruled that state funding is not keeping pace with the educational needs of English-language learners and low-income children and needs an overhaul.

February 01, 2013

English-Language Learners at Center of Dispute in Denver

The Denver district, under a federal court order for decades to provide an equal and adequate education to English-learners, is drawing fire from some school board members over its plans to improve instruction and services for ELLs.

April 24, 2012

AL Educators Anxious as AZ Immigration Law Goes Before High Court

Educators in Foley, Ala., say the Supreme Court ruling in the Arizona case will have direct impact on the legal fate of the controversial immigration law that was passed in their state last year.

December 23, 2011

Rulings Due in Dispute Over Mexican-American Studies Program

Fate of controversial ethnic studies program at stake

December 13, 2011

2011: Banner Year for Immigration Legislation in Alabama; Other States

Lawmakers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico introduce bills and resolutions related to immigration.

August 24, 2011

Case Against Ala. Immigration Law Set to Open on Wednesday

U.S. District Judge, Sharon Blackburn, will hear arguments Wednesday in the case against Alabama's tough new immigration law.

November 17, 2010

Undocumented Students Get a Break in California

The U.S. Congress has not yet given undocumented students across the country a break by passing the "DREAM Act," but the California Supreme Court has boosted opportunities for high school graduates without papers in that state by upholding a law enabling them to pay in-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities.

October 07, 2010

What's at Stake in Horne v. Flores?

Patricia Gándara speculates that Arizona's four-hour program for teaching ELLs could become "the preferred instructional model for Arizona and other states as well if sanctioned by the federal court."

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