/ Modified jun 19, 2015 8:10 p.m.

AZ WEEK: English Language Education Gets Court OK

How does the state teach English? What does ruling mean in 2-decade-old case?

A federal appeals court ruled this week that Arizona's method for teaching English language learners is OK.

The decision stemmed from a case filed in 1992 on behalf of children in the Nogales school district. Arizona Week Friday looks at the implications for school districts and teachers.

On the program:

  • Tim Hogan, the lawyer representing the plaintiffs in the Flores case, discusses his work with it and says he will file an appeal.
  • Mark Alvarez, the head of Tucson Unified School District's Language Acquisition Program, explains how the district teaches students who don't speak English.
  • How do teachers learn to teach? Carol Coombs from the University of Arizona's College of Education explains how state standards change teachers' methods.
  • The Buzz: AZPM's Zac Ziegler gives the details on the month's employment numbers and the recent firing of economist Aruna Murthy.
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