The ACLU of Minnesota announced yesterday that a Minnesota federal district court has approved settlement agreements reached with 3 leaders of the former public charter school, Tarek Ibn Ziyad Academy, in a lawsuit filed in 2009 by the ACLU charging the school with unconstitutionally promoting Islam. (See prior posting.) In the agreements, TiZA's former executive director Asad Zaman agreed to pay $17,500 back to the State of Minnesota and to drop $360,000 of claims he filed in bankruptcy court. Zaman, along with two other former TiZA leaders, Mahrous Kandil and Asif Rahman, also agreed to not serve as an officer, director or board member of any Minnesota public charter school for a period of three years, and Zaman agreed not to serve in other educational leadership capacities in charter schools as well. The ACLU's announcement contains links to the full text of the settlement agreements and court order dismissing the ACLU's claims against Zaman. The ACLU has previously reached settlements with other defendants in the action. MPR News reports on the settlement.