California to step up oversight of English learner services
from Education Week
The California Department of Education has agreed to strengthen oversight of school district efforts to help the state's 1.4 million English language learners. As part of a new watchdog process, state officials have agreed to improve data collection to more easily identify students denied English language services and better inform school districts of their legal obligation to help the students. The agreement is part of a settlement the state and and several civil rights groups reached after a Los Angeles judge ruled last fall that the state failed, for years, to ensure that districts provide ELLs with services required under federal law.
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