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LAUSD English Learners To Move Faster Into Mainstream Classes

LAUSD English Learners To Move Faster Into Mainstream Classes:


LAUSD English Learners To Move Faster Into Mainstream Classes

Los Angeles Daily News  |  By  Posted:  Updated: 11/25/2012 3:26 pm EST

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Triggered by a federal civil rights investigation, Los Angeles Unified has launched a network of programs designed to more quickly move English learners into mainstream academic classes and help close the achievement gap.
The strategies are detailed in the 150-page English-Learner Master Plan, which the district overhauled last year after a U.S. Department of Education probe determined that English learners and African-American students were being denied access to educational opportunities.
Through more rigorous instruction and increased support, officials say that English learners and students who struggle with standard English can acquire the language 


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