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April 09, 2013

Hartford Schools, Civil Rights Officials Agree on Services for ELLs

The U.S. Department of Education will oversee the comprehensive agreement through the 2014-15 school year.

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 07, 2013

Ethnic Studies To Return to Tucson in Court-Backed Desegregation Plan

A U.S. District judge approved a plan for reducing discrimination and achieving greater racial balance in Tucson schools in a long-running desegregation case.

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.

January 23, 2013

Thousands of English-Learners Denied Services in Calif., ACLU Says

The civil rights organization is demanding that the state education agency order 251 school districts to provide English-language acquisition services to more than 20,000 English-language learners.

November 29, 2012

Head of Education Dept.'s Civil Rights Office to Step Down

As the civil rights chief for the U.S. Department of Education, Russlynn H. Ali took a forceful stance against disproportionate use of discipline on groups of students and sought to improve programs for English-language learners.

November 12, 2012

Ethnic Studies Could Return to Tucson in Desegregation Plan

Plaintiffs in a long-running desegregation lawsuit against Tucson Unified join the school district and the U.S. Department of Justice in submitting a draft plan to settle the case that calls for bringing back the controversial Mexican-American studies course.

September 21, 2012

Calif. Advocacy Group for ELLs Wins National Recognition

Californians Together garners national recognition for its work on the biliteracy seal and long-term English-learners.

August 24, 2012

Are Latino and Black Students Shortchanged on Per-Pupil Spending?

A new report from the Center on American Progress argues for closing a loophole in federal education law that the author argues allows for inequitable spending.

August 23, 2012

Complaint: Louisiana District Falling Short on Services to ELL Families

The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a complaint against the Jefferson Parish school system near New Orleans, claiming it discriminates against Spanish-speaking students and families.

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