A Detroit-area school district with a growing Arab-American population has agreed to improve its programs for students with limited English skills
and to potentially hire more educators of Arab descent.
In a 31-page agreement with the Department of Justice, the Crestwood School District in Dearborn Heights says it "shall take appropriate action to overcome language barriers that impede equal and meaningful participation by" students with limited English skills.
The settlement also requires the district to provide school documents in both English and foreign languages such as Arabic and to promote a more diverse staff. The agreement was released in both Arabic and English.