The U.S. Department of Education will oversee the comprehensive agreement through the 2014-15 school year.
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April 09, 2013
April 01, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
Californians Together garners national recognition for its work on the biliteracy seal and long-term English-learners.
August 24, 2012
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
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.