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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."

September 07, 2010

Arizona's 4-Hour Program Doesn't Affect 41 Percent of Schools

Forty-one percent of Arizona's schools have been exempted from carrying out the state's mandate to separate English-language learners from other students for four hours a day to learn English skills because the schools have 19 or fewer ELLs.

September 02, 2010

Arizona State Didn't Turn Over Confidential ELL Data

Arizona State University decided to withdraw an expert witness for the federal court case Miriam Flores v. State of Arizona, rather than turn over to the court information from an ELL study that had been promised to remain confidential.

September 01, 2010

Hearing on Federal ELL Case Gets Under Way in Arizona

As an evidentiary hearing opens in the Horne v. Flores court case, some supporters of the parents involved in the case have shown up to watch.

May 17, 2010

Memories of Mendez v. Westminster

StoryCorps has captured what Sylvia Mendez remembers of a federal court case, Mendez v. Westminster, concerning access to a high-quality schooling for Latino children.

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