Dearborn (Mich.) district resolves civil rights dispute over parent's access to information

June 1, 2012
District will provide information to limited-English-proficient parents in a language they comprehend

From The Detroit News: The Dearborn (Mich.) school district must make changes to comply with civil rights laws, as part of an agreement between the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights and the district. Parents with limited English proficiency in the heavily Arab-American district were not given adequate access to information about their children's education in a language they could understand, according to an education department investigation. The agreement will ensure that parents have access to school-related information that is made available to other parents. Half of the district's 30 schools have a majority Arabic enrollment.

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