UPDATED A federal appeals court late today struck down a provision in Alabama's tough immigration law that required public school officials to check the immigration status of new students. The rulings from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a key part of the Alabama law, however, and a simil...
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August 20, 2012
August 09, 2012
Pressure from federal civil rights officials has sparked a number of initiatives to improve teaching and learning for the state's English-language learners.
July 23, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education is looking for promising practices in disaggregating data for Asian-heritage students.
July 05, 2012
The Office of Civil Rights will investigate a claim that Wake County Public School System discriminate against limited English proficient students and their parents - especially Latino students - according to the Southern Poverty Law Center and Legal Aid North Carolina
June 20, 2012
The watchdog agency is looking into whether the steadily-growing charter school sector is serving special populations of students.
April 23, 2012
Boston Public Schools continue to improve in their services for English-language learners.
December 12, 2011
The Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education has opened 11 "compliance reviews" in school districts around the country over the past 21 months to examine whether English-language learners are being adequately served under federal law. Of course, those 11 reviews don't represent t...
November 15, 2011
The school system is the latest to reach an agreement on how to improve its practices with the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights.
November 01, 2011
This time, federal civil rights officials are looking into a complaint that Boston charter schools don't enroll or adequately serve English-language learners.
October 17, 2011
The provision requiring schools to collect and report on students' immigration status was among those blocked.