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The purpose of this study was to research the topic of language programming designed for speakers of Ebonics to learn Standard American English. The research question was developed to discover what current and historical practices have been in place in District ABC concerning programming for Ebonics-speaking students and training for staff. The implications of the study would help inform the future of such programs and training in the district. Data was collected in the form of interview questions which were administered to previous and current teachers, principals and department staff in District ABC and local universities. The results of the interviews suggested that there have been neither programs nor trainings in District ABC related to the language and education of Ebonics-speaking students, looking as far back as 1975.