D.C.-area schools improve ELL achievement

03/1/2009 | Washington Post, The

The achievement gap between students with limited English proficiency and their peers in the Washington, D.C., region has been cut in half over the past five years. Jerry D. Weast, superintendent in Maryland's Montgomery County, says "these kids can learn," but some are questioning whether English language learners should be required to meet No Child Left Behind standards or meet the same graduation requirements as other students.

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