The resources included below are not necessarily endorsed by the U.S. Department of Justice or by the Federal Interagency Working Group on LEP.
Federal Agreements and Settlements
Justice Department Secures Agreement with Florida School District to Protect the Civil Rights of English Learner Students- October 30, 2023
DOJ Settlement with San Bernardino City School District to Protect the Rights of English Learner Students- December 16, 2022
Department of Justice Agreement with School Addresses Access for LEP Parents (Press Release in K'iche)- September 15, 2022
- DOJ Press Release - September 15, 2022
- Settlement Agreement - September 15, 2022
Charleston County, South Carolina School District Agrees to Provide Language Access for Limited English Proficient Parents - March 2, 2021 | Settlement Agreement: English | Español
U.S. Department of Education Announces Resolution of Hazleton, Pa., Area School District Civil Rights Investigation
Justice Department Reaches Settlement with School District of Palm Beach County, Florida. The agreement includes "translation and interpretation services throughout the registration" and "disciplinary process" for ELL students and parents who are LEP- February 26, 2013 (Agreement) (Press Release)
U.S. Departments of Justice and Education Fact Sheet: Rights of English Leaner K-12 Students Regardless of Parents' Immigration Status - August 12, 2021 (English | Español | 繁體字 | 简体字 | Tiếng Việt | Soomaaliga | Kreyòl Ayisyen | العربية | فارسی | پښتو)
U.S. Departments of Justice and Education issued a resource on COVID-19 related bullying and harassment against Asian American and Pacific Islander students. English | မြန်မာစကား (Burmese) | 简体字 (Chinese - Simplified) | 繁體字 (Chinese – Traditional) | Hakha Chin (Hakha Chin)| 日本語 (Japanese) | ကညီကျိာ် (Karen) | ខ្មែរ (Khmer) | 한국어 (Korean) | ພາສາລາວ (Lao) | Tagalog (Tagalog) | ไทย (Thai) | Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese) - June 2021
Department of Education and Department of Justice Issue Joint Guidance on the Obligations of State Educational Agencies and School Districts to Serve English Language Learners, Pursuant to Title VI and the Equal Educational Opportunities Act - January 7, 2015 (en Español)
- English Learner Dear Colleague Fact Sheets available in: English, Cambodian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
- Limited English Proficient Parent Fact Sheets available in: English, Cambodian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
U.S. Department of Education, Our Nation's English Learners
U.S. Department of Education, Schools' Civil Rights Obligations to English Learner Students and Limited English Proficient Parents
National Association of Educational Translators and Interpreters of Spoken Languages (NAETISL), Glossary of Educational Terms