Everyone's talking about Vergara but now there's another lawsuit rattling the California education system, this one involving English Language Learners. On August 3, a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge ruled that ELs were being denied an adequate education. The remedies sought could reshape how language learners are monitored.
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August 20, 2014
June 12, 2014
Gov. Tom Corbett signed legislation in February allowing audio recording for "disciplinary and security purposes" in Pennsylvania school buses.
November 14, 2013
A report by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania questions rates of suspensions and expulsions in the state.
May 03, 2013
A letter from the U.S. Department of Justice asserts that schools participating in voucher programs cannot discriminate against students with disabilities.
March 13, 2013
Several Pennsylvania students were suspended for a what a school labeled a "very graphic and very vulgar" imitation of the Harlem Shake, prompting condemnation from civil rights groups.
December 04, 2012
The penalty for harassing teachers is now a $1,000 fine or 60 days in jail, a move that has prompted backlash by civil rights groups.
August 09, 2012
The Delhi Charter School will change a policy that barred pregnant students -- and potentially, even those suspected of being pregnant -- from taking classes on campus.
March 28, 2012
The ACLU and a Missouri school district have reached a settlement following a judge's ruling about the district's anti-LGBT website filtering.
March 13, 2012
Yet another in a string of legal cases that will shape how we think about student speech rights in the online age has surfaced in Minnesota.
October 27, 2011
If granted, the injunction would temporarily halt current filtering practices by the school district, which the civil rights watchdog group says violate the First Amendment and federal Equal Access Act.