April 8, 2013

Arizona English-Learner Program Upheld in Federal Court

From http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/learning-the-language

Ariz. English-Learner Program Upheld in Federal Court
by Lesli A. Maxwell
April 1, 2013

Arizona schools may continue to keep English-learners in language-instruction classes for up to four hours a day, a federal judge has ruled in a long-running case over the civil rights of ELLs in the state.

U.S. District Judge Raner Collins ruled that the state's education program for students who are still learning English does not violate their civil rights, despite arguments from plaintiffs in the case that the program keeps ELLs from receiving much, if any, meaningful instruction in the core academic content areas.

Read the full article at http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/learning-the-language

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