Some Oregon students will be able to graduate using native languages

12/7/2009 | Oregonian (Portland), The

Oregon education officials approved a policy that will allow students with intermediate English language skills to meet graduation requirements in their native language. The new policy applies to high school students who have been in the U.S. for less than five years, have earned the required 24 credits and have attained intermediate English proficiency. "If you can demonstrate mastery in another language and you're on course in learning English, it makes sense," said the chairman of the state education board.

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