According to Press & Guide, the Dearborn School District has reached a discrimination settlement with the federal government after a multi-year investigation found the District violated the rights of non-English-proficient parents by failing to give them “meaningful access to important information about their children’s education in a language they can understand.”  Superintendent Brian Whiston told P&G:

We have put a plan in place to address all items requested by the Office of Civil Rights and are committed to meeting the needs of all students and parents.

The District will be required to implement a formal language-access plan, translate report cards and other important notices into key languages, and ensure that its home language survey is designed to identify all parents who need language assistance.

READ MORE: Dearborn schools agrees to discrimination settlement with feds, Press & Guide (June 1, 2012).

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