Tuesday, June 04, 2013

In effort to turn around schools, Nevada eyes English-language learners

If a school has a low percentage of immigrant graduates, it has to start with them when they are little kids learning English.   - - Donna Poisl

Written by Michelle Rindels, Associated Press

LAS VEGAS — It’s early one Thursday morning at Jay W. Jeffers Elementary School in Las Vegas, and Lisa Cabrera-Terry’s voice is spilling from the first-grade classroom where she’s reading about an illiterate grandma who surprises her family by learning to read.

Cabrera-Terry takes a fat marker to a sheet of poster paper and adds to a wheel-shaped diagram of words that describe feelings.

“If your face beams, you’re sooooo happy,” she said. “Why are they so happy about grandma reading?”
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