The federal Education Department plans to intensify its civil-rights enforcement efforts in schools around the country, including a deeper look at issues ranging from programs for immigrant students learning English to equal access to college preparatory courses, reports the Associated Press. Education Secretary Arne Duncan plans to outline the department's plans in a speech delivered March 8 in Alabama to commemorate the 45th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," in which several hundred civil-rights protesters were beaten by state troopers on Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge during a voting rights march in 1965. "For us, this is very much about working to meet...
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