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California Schools To Ensure Education For English Learners

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(AP) - California's schools have agreed to ensure language education for 1.4 million students who are designated as English learners.

The deal with the U.S. Justice Department was announced Friday.

The feds alleged last year that more than 20,000 of the 1.4 million public school students with less than full English skills had failed to receive proper language and academic instruction in violation of federal equal education laws.

A lawsuit in 2014 alleged the same thing. The suit ended with a judge ordering changes.

The federal agreement calls for the state to institute training and monitoring procedures to ensure English learner students are getting proper educations.

The state had denied violations and didn't acknowledge any wrongdoing in the settlement.