Teresa Watanabe
September 12, 2015

State officials agreed to expand oversight and data sharing on California’s 1.4 million English language learners, some of whom have been denied English-learning education, following a lawsuit filed by the ACLU of California, Public Counsel, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles and Latham & Watkins LLP.

A Los Angeles judge ruled last fall that the state had failed to expand required services in school districts with students learning English.

“For the first time in California history, all English learners will learn English,” said Mark Rosenbaum of Public Counsel. “What’s riding on this is not only closing the achievement gap, but the well-being of the state.”

State to boost oversight of services for students learning English
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Organizations mentioned/involved: Public Counsel, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)
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