Pa. District Agrees to Fix English-Learner Services

April 2014
Education Week;4/23/2014, Vol. 33 Issue 29, p4
The article discusses the 2014 efforts of the Hazleton school district in Hazelton, Pennsylvania to provide equitable educational opportunities for the English language learners (ELLs) in the district, as required by the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights.


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