Feds resolve civil rights probe in Dearborn

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A suburban Detroit public school district with one of the largest Arab populations in the nation has agreed to make numerous changes to meet requirements of civil rights laws.

The U.S. Education Department said Thursday an agreement with the Dearborn Public Schools resolves an enforcement action launched in April 2010.

The federal investigation found the district didn't provide parents with limited English proficiency adequate access to information about their children's education in a language they could understand. Federal officials also say the district denied students learning English access to nonacademic programs and activities.

The district said in a statement that it has long provided language assistance to students and parents but is "eager to enhance services."

Half of the school district's 30 schools have a majority Arabic student population.

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