News in Brief: A State Capitals Roundup
Court Asked to Fine Arizona in ELL Case
A lawyer for plaintiffs in a long-running federal court case involving the education of English-language learners in Arizona has asked the court to fine the state for missing a deadline.
U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins, of Tucson, ordered the legislature in March to find a way to pay for an adequate education for the state’s English-learners by the end of its session. The legislature adjourned June 21 without resolving the issue.
Last year, the court imposed $21 million in fines on Arizona because the legislature missed deadlines in the case Flores v. Arizona, but an appellate court lifted the fines.
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