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After federal probe, Hartford, Conn., schools agree to improve services for English language learners

from Hartford Courant

Facing a federal civil rights complaint, the Hartford school system has agreed to overhaul services for students whose native language is not English. The voluntary agreement with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights outlines the actions that Hartford must take over the next few years to resolve long-standing accusations that the city schools failed to adequately teach English language learners. Hartford must offer more support in core classes for those students, provide at least 45 to 60 minutes of daily bilingual or English as a Second Language instruction, and consent to federal monitoring, among other steps. more

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