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October 07, 2010

ELL Civil Rights Probes Span From Coast to Coast

Eight school districts are currently being investigated in compliance reviews by the Education Department's office for civil rights on whether they provide adequate services for ELLs or their parents.

October 01, 2010

Boston ELLs Who Missed Out To Get Makeup Services

Boston English-language learners who since 2003 didn't get the ELL services that they were entitled to under federal law are eligible to receive makeup services under a settlement agreement signed today by Boston Public Schools with the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education.

October 01, 2010

Boston District and Feds Settle on How to Fix ELL Violations

The U.S. Department of Justice and Education reached a settlement agreement today on how Boston Public Schools will fix violations of the civil rights of English-language learners, according to a press release from the Justice Department.

September 29, 2010

What's the Future of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights?

Reporters from mainstream newspapers didn't show up to cover a conference hosted by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights but used the event as an opportunity to report on the future prospects of the commission.

September 16, 2010

National Civil Rights Conference Has No Latinos on Panels

A full-day conference this week hosted by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights didn't have any speakers on panels who were Latinos.

September 13, 2010

Ariz. Ed. Officials Talk About Teacher Fluency Issue

An official from the Arizona Department of Education clarified that officials from that department aren't trying to single out teachers whose first language isn't English or pressure schools to remove them from schools.

September 08, 2010

Feds Are Investigating Arizona's Stance on Teacher Fluency

Arizona's superintendent of public instruction says the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice are investigating whether the state discriminates against teachers whose first language isn't English, according to the Associated Press.

September 07, 2010

An English-Learner Finds His Voice to Combat School Violence

Duong Nghe Ly, an English-learner from Vietnam, is one of about 50 Asian students who boycotted South Philadelphia High School last year for a week in an attempt to get school administrators and others to take action to make the school safe for Asian students.

August 03, 2010

The Justice and Ed. Departments and ELLs' Civil Rights

An article published by edweek.org tells how it happened that some English-language learners in four urban school districts didn't get the services to learn English they are entitled to under federal law.

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