1. Florida

LULAC celebrates 25 years of protections for Florida's English-language learners

Earlier this year, the federal government reminded school districts across the country of their responsibility to provide a high-quality education to English language learners.

Things haven't always been so clear or easy in Florida. Witness the state's recent fight with the U.S. Department of Education over ELL testing.

That's why LULAC is taking time this week to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its landmark consent decree, generated by its 1990 lawsuit against the Florida Board of Education. The decree set forth specific rights and protections for children learning the English language, including proper teacher training and adequate monitoring of student academic progress.

Learn more about these rights from the group's slide presentation on the topic. Then keep them in mind as you head back to school for another year of learning.