DACA had a "significant impact" on the educational outcomes of undocumented immigrant youth, including increases in high school graduation and school attendance rates, according to a recently released National Bureau of Economic Research working paper.
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April 02, 2018
January 10, 2018
A federal judge ruled that the Department of Homeland Security must allow former Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients to submit renewals for the program, which grants work permits and protection from deportation for 700,000 immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
September 14, 2015
A Los Angeles judge ruled last fall that the state failed to ensure that districts provided English-language learners with services required under federal law.
July 08, 2015
The federal 9th Circuit appeals court revives a challenge to a state law that prohibits a so-called ethnic studies curriculum.
August 12, 2014
A Los Angeles judge agreed with plaintiffs that state education officials failed to monitor districts that were not providing English-language instruction to thousands of ELLs.
July 31, 2014
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a brief supporting a lawsuit brought on behalf of six English-language-learner students who said they did not receive language instruction.
April 24, 2013
The American Civil Liberties Union alleges in a lawsuit that California education officials are failing to provide legally required language instruction to ELLs in more than 250 school districts.
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 05, 2013
A state court judge in Texas ruled that state funding is not keeping pace with the educational needs of English-language learners and low-income children and needs an overhaul.
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.