Census: Spanish-speaking students gain English fluency

08/15/2006 | San Diego Union-Tribune

New census data reveal English fluency among Spanish-speaking schoolchildren is on the rise across California, yet fluency among adults is waning, particularly those who are seniors. San Diego school officials credit local children's fluency gains over the past five years to a 1998 state ballot initiative that emphasized English immersion and NCLB's focus on testing English-language learners.

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