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Law Center & Partners File to Reopen Language Access Case

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Law Center, Education Law Center and Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP have filed to reopen a 1985 class action lawsuit to ensure immigrant and refugee parents and students receive access to language services. An estimated 14,000 students in Philadelphia schools are members of families whose primary language is not English. Even though it is mandated by federal law and recent settlement agreements, the School District of Philadelphia systemically fails to provide the interpretation and translation services parents with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) need to meaningfully participate in their child’s education.

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