Thousands of students in Boston who are not proficient in English will be entitled to language assistance under an agreement between the city's public schools and the U.S. Department of Justice, Reuters reports. An investigation by the government found the Boston public school system had failed to accurately assess or provide for the language needs of certain students as required by law. As a result of the settlement, more than 4,000 students who were inappropriately characterized as having opted out of English Language Learner services now will be provided with the courses, instruction, and materials needed to help them meet...

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