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Resource Title Questions and Answers on the Rights of Limited-English Proficient Students

This Web page of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding students who are English learners (EL). It addresses:

  • What happens to limited-English proficient students who are not offered services to help them overcome language barriers
  • The federal authority requiring districts to address the needs of EL
  • What Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires for EL
  • Whether the OCR requires districts to follow a particular educational approach such as bilingual education
  • What happens if parents do not want their child to have services to address their English needs
  • How long a district has to provide special services to EL

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