The complaint alleges that thousands of children are denied adequate special education services because their parents don't speak or read English.
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July 23, 2015
The English-learner population is growing quickly, but there's still little research on how to best evaluate these students for special education needs, according to a federal report.
June 25, 2015
The head of the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division praised the plan, calling it a "critical step toward ensuring that all students, no matter their language background, have an equal opportunity to access that dream."
April 10, 2015
The bill would provide incentives to states and school districts to implement policies to significantly improve instruction for English-learners.
July 21, 2014
Historically, English-language learners have tended to be over-represented in special education, but in more recent years, under-representation also has been a problem.
August 30, 2012
The California school district is trying to reverse a years-long trend of sending too many English-language learners into special education programs.
July 11, 2012
Researchers will examine the practices related to identification of English-learners with disabilities in six school districts.
November 07, 2011
A new online guide is meant to help Spanish-speaking parents recognize signs of learning disabilities in their children and advocate for them in school.
May 25, 2011
Massachusetts school districts are likely mistakenly identifying many English-language learners as having disabilities when they don't and also are not adequately serving many of those who are properly identified, a report released today concludes.
April 14, 2011
A software company that makes online supplementary learning materials for English-language learners will host a webinar about how to use a framework of response to intervention with English-language learners on April 21.