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Education Department: Immigration Complaints Against DC Schools Have Been Resolved

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NOTE: In a story May 8, The Associated Press, relying on information from the U.S. Education Department, incorrectly reported two District of Columbia charter schools were being investigated for possible violations under a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that children brought to the United States illegally are guaranteed the right to a public education. The Education Department said Friday that both the complaints had been resolved.

A corrected version of the story is below:

WASHINGTON — The Education Department says complaints against two District of Columbia charter schools related to students’ immigration status have been resolved.

Basis DC and Capital City charter schools were on a list of schools and districts the department said Thursday were being investigated for complaints related to immigration status. But Friday, the department said the complaints involving the two District schools had been resolved.

Documents show the schools agreed to review their enrollment procedures “to make sure they do not have a chilling effect” on enrollment of students who were brought to the United States illegally. They also agreed to make changes to the way they identify English-language learners.

Representatives of both schools tell The Associated Press they’ve never denied enrollment based on immigration status.

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