Denver Public Schools has settled on a new roadmap for helping students who aren't native English speakers overcome language barriers and fully participate in school.
DENVER (AP) - Federal prosecutors and the Congress of Hispanic Educators had expressed concerns about whether the school district was living up to a 1999 court order outlining steps it would take to adequately serve English language learners as required under federal law.
Prosecutors said Monday the district has agreed to a proposed consent decree requiring steps including implementing comprehensive measures for identifying and monitoring students who need help; translation services for parents who speak limited English; and tailored services for English language learners with disabilities or who are refugees. Help also must be offered in the district's charter schools.
A judge must approve the consent decree.
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