Several School Districts Violating Civil Rights of English Language Learners

Monday, October 18, 2010
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The Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights is looking in to eight school districts nation-wide for possible civil rights violations in their English Language Learner (ELL) programs.
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The following school districts are being investigated to make sure they are giving equal educational access to ELL students:
Los Angeles Unified School District
Hazelton (Pa.) Area School District
DeQueen (Ark.) Public Schools
New London (Conn.) Public Schools
Tigard-Tualatin (Ore.) Public Schools
Lake Washington (Wash.) School District 
Two other districts Tulsa (Okla.) Public Schools and Dearborn (Mich.) Public Schools are in the midst of compliance reviews.

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