Fla. county hires consultant to evaluate ELL program

Some English language learners in Orange County, Fla., are struggling to pass state exams and graduate from high school on time. The school district has cut programs and resources for ELL students despite the student population growing to 25,000. "It really takes a village to educate an English-language learner, especially at the high-school level," said Joyce Nutta, an associate professor and ELL specialist at the University of Central Florida.

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