Hartford Schools, Civil Rights Officials Agree on Services for ELLs
By Lesli A. Maxwell
April 9, 2013
Six years after an advocacy group first complained about inadequate services for refugee students and English-learners in Hartford's school system, civil rights officials with the U.S. Department of Education have hammered out a resolution to address those concerns with Connecticut's largest school district.
In a 15-page resolution agreement with the Education Department's office for civil rights, Hartford's education leaders have agreed to a prescribed set of actions and reporting requirements to ensure that refugee students and immigrant children who are English-language learners are properly identified, receive better language instruction, and are provided bilingual tutors and other types of language support to help them access mainstream, academic content courses.
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