An Associated Press investigation found the migrant students were barred from enrolling in K-12 schools, kept out of class for months, or sent to alternative programs that are deemed inferior.
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September 22, 2015
The how-to guide will mark the latest federal effort to provide an equitable education for ELLs, the largest-growing segment of the United States' public school population.
September 21, 2015
The tool kit is a companion to joint guidance the departments released in January to remind schools of their federal obligations to the nation's nearly 5 million English-learners.
September 17, 2015
This Education Week story examines efforts to counter discrimination and bias in a Colorado school system where 60 percent of students are English-language learners.
September 14, 2015
A Los Angeles judge ruled last fall that the state failed to ensure that districts provided English-language learners with services required under federal law.
August 13, 2015
Advocacy groups say the change could make it more difficult for thousands of school-aged U.S. citizens born to immigrant parents enroll in school.
August 05, 2015
A new study found that unaccompanied minors encounter obstacles when trying to register for K-12 classes in New York City, because there is not support available for English-language learners at many neighborhood schools.
June 15, 2015
State education leaders have often been at loggerheads with federal officials over the rights of the state's English-language learners.
April 10, 2015
The bill would provide incentives to states and school districts to implement policies to significantly improve instruction for English-learners.
March 30, 2015
The school system entered into an agreement with the federal departments of Education and Justice in 2010 to avoid legal action after investigators found the school system denied thousands of ELLS an adequate education.