Who Should Decide What is Best for California's LEP Students? Proposition 227, Structural Equal Protection, and Local Decision-Making Power
- ELLS AND THE LAW: Statutes, Precedents. // Education Week;1/8/2009, Vol. 28 Issue 17, p8
The article discusses landmark U.S. court cases and legislation involving the right to public education of English-language learners (ELL). Among the cases discussed are "Meyer v. Nebraska" (Supreme Court, 1923), "Mendez v. Westminster" (1947), and "Lau v. Nichols" (1974). Among the laws...
- U.S. and Arizona Settle English-Learner Dispute. PRESS, ASSOCIATED // Education Week;9/12/2012, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p4
The article discusses an agreement reached by the U.S. departments of Justice and Education and the Arizona education department over Arizona's alleged denial of English language learning (ELL) instruction to eligible students.
- Florida Takes First Formal Steps In Clash Over Testing of ELLs. KLEIN, ALYSON // Education Week;10/29/2014, Vol. 34 Issue 10, p15
The article discusses a letter sent to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan from Florida Governor Rick Scott requesting a hearing on policies regarding the testing of English-language learners (ELLs) and how it impacts accountability evaluations.
- Federal Court Upholds Arizona's ELL Program. MAXWELL, LESU A. // Education Week;4/17/2013, Vol. 32 Issue 28, p4
The article discusses the 2013 decision of U.S. District Judge Raner Collins regarding a suit filed by parents of English-language learners (ELL) from the Nogales school district in Arizona, who claimed their children's civil rights were violated by the district's policies regarding the amount...
- PRIMARY & SECONDARY EDUCATION. // Journal of Law & Education;Jul2011, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p527
The article reviews several articles, including "Caught in a Time Warp: The Education Rights of English Language Learners," by Rosemary Salomone, "Government as Patron or Regulator in the Student Speech Cases," by Josh Davis & Josh Rosenberg, and "Government Speech, Free Speech, and Education:...
- Federal Appeals Panel Reverses Order on English-Learners in Texas. Zehr, Mary Ann // Education Week;3/31/2010, Vol. 29 Issue 27, p4
The article discusses a court case in which a U.S. appeals panel reversed a district court decision requiring Texas to redesign its programs for English language learners because of violations of federal law.
- U.S. Civil Rights Officials Release English-Learner Guidance. MITCHELL, COREY // Education Week;1/14/2015, Vol. 34 Issue 17, p5
The article covers guidelines on the rights of English-language learners (ELLs) in the U.S. released by the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Justice designed to ensure equal access to high-quality education.
- NEWS in BRIEF: A STATE CAPITALS ROUNDUP. // Education Week;04/18/2001, Vol. 20 Issue 31, p28
Presents education-related news items in the United States. Approval of a bill on gun-safety education in Maryland's schools; Texas' approval of a bill reinstating an exemption for limited-English-proficient students from standardized tests; National Governors' Association's database tracking...
- ACLU Claims ELLs Not Served in California. MAXWELL, LESLI A. // Education Week;1/30/2013, Vol. 32 Issue 19, p5
The article reports that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of California is threatening to sue the state in 2013, claiming that English language learners (ELLs) are not being offered legally required English language instruction services in public schools.