English Learner Students v. Providence School District - A court case that The ACLU of Rhode Island is currently involved in.


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English Learner Students v. Providence School District (2016)

Category: Active Case    Civil Rights    Discrimination    Racial/Ethnic Discrimination    Rights of the Poor    Students' Rights    

About this Case:
This is a series of legal actions involving the Providence School Department's failure to meet the educational needs of English Language students, in violation of federal law.

A related open records lawsuit, RILS v. Providence School District, can be found here.

Current Status:
Complaintants applealed RIDE decision to CESE in April 2019.

Cooperating Attorneys:
Veronika Kot, Ellen Saideman

Related Documents
Related News Releases
  • Jan 27, 2020 - Groups Voice Alarm Over Scheduled State Education Vote on English Language Learners
  • Sep 17, 2019 - ACLU, Legal Services Blast Providence Schools and RIDE for Treatment of English Learner Students
  • Apr 11, 2019 - ACLU and R.I. Legal Services Appeal Decision Undermining Rights of English Language Learners
  • Apr 14, 2016 - Complaint Filed Against Providence School District for Treatment of ELL Students