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How to Help English Learners Succeed in School

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Nevada State College

Read more in Vanessa Mari "How to Help English Learners Succeed in School," Las Vegas Sun, May 18, 2019.

We have probably all heard that English-language learners struggle in schools, and there’s certainly evidence that this is the case in Las Vegas and elsewhere.

The Clark County School District recently published its five-year strategic plan, Focus: 2024. In it, the district reports that the proficiency level of English-language learners is just 21.3% in English language arts and 21.7% in mathematics.