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04/26/2013 12:18 pm ET

Decision on Arizona's English Language Learner Programs Appealed

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A 21-year-old lawsuit over the education of Arizona students who are learning English isn’t over yet.

Last month’s federal court decision that upheld the state’s English Language Learner programs is being appealed.

The Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest filed an appeal this week in the Flores vs. Arizona lawsuit after a U.S. District Court judge ruled in March the state's English-learner programs do not violate federal civil-rights laws. That decision means those children will continue to spend four hours a day in special language classes.

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