Monday, July 22, 2013

School District announces 14 schools to get extra money for English-learning programs

More than $39million is being set aside to better teach kids who are learning English.    - - Donna Poisl

By Paul Takahashi

The Clark County School District announced 14 schools that will receive additional state money and resources to help students who don't speak English.

This past legislative session, lawmakers approved a $50 million in state funding to help English-language learner students, who have among the lowest test scores and graduation rates in the state.

There are about 55,000 English-language learner students in the state, the majority of whom are in Clark County.

The majority of the funding — $39.4 million — will go to 14 elementary schools in Clark County over the next two years. These so-called "Zoom to Literacy" schools will offer unique programs and services to help students learn English.
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