Federal monitoring of the Salt Lake City school district over its teaching of English as a second language has ended. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights had been monitoring the district over a 2001 discrimination complaint that alleged the district had too few teachers trained to teach ESL. In 2001, the district had 97 ESL-endorsed teachers. Today it has about 900 trained in ESL.
A version of this article appeared in the April 08, 2009 edition of Education Week