Arizona has agreed to stop monitoring its English-language learner teachers' fluency, following an investigation and pending lawsuit.
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September 14, 2011
August 24, 2011
U.S. District Judge, Sharon Blackburn, will hear arguments Wednesday in the case against Alabama's tough new immigration law.
May 03, 2011
A report on Latino education contains four paragraphs about English-language learners.
March 25, 2011
The U.S. departments of Justice and Education say they've reached a settlement with Arizona in a dispute over the state's programs for English-language learners.
March 03, 2011
Some education advocacy groups have been persistent in pushing school districts to communicate effectively with immigrant parents who speak little or no English.
March 01, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights is posting agreements online that are forged between the office and school districts resulting from compliance reviews or investigations of complaints.
February 15, 2011
The composition of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has changed, and thus the issues it decides to focus on could also change.
December 22, 2010
The Philadelphia School District settled with the Pennsylvania Human Rights Commission and the federal government over complaints filed with them about violence against Asian students at South Philadelphia High School on Dec. 9, 2009.
December 10, 2010
Sylvia Mendez will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011 in honor of her lifelong work in speaking out for the importance of educational equity, according to Latina magazine.
October 15, 2010
Dianne Piche left the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights and will soon start working for the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.