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Feds say Providence is failing to teach English to immigrant students at new high school

Posted on AllSides May 10th, 2024
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In a letter to Providence public school officials on May 1, the DOJ’s civil rights division put the district on notice for “compliance concerns about the district’s failure to provide a scheduled English language development (ELD) period” to 180 multilingual learners at the Newcomer Academy, in violation of the district’s 2018 settlement with the DOJ over Providence’s overall failure to serve English learners. PROVIDENCE — The US Department of Justice is investigating Providence’s Newcomer Academy, a new high school that opened last year for recent immigrants over the age of...

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