More funds needed for English learners in Nevada, report says

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Mon Sep 22 00:41:09 UTC 2008

More funds needed for English learners in Nevada, report says

Associated Press

LAS VEGAS — A new report says Nevada isn't investing enough in
instruction for English-language learners to meet the changing needs
of a growing number of students.  The report, called "Gambling on the
Future: Managing the Education Challenges of Rapid Growth in Nevada,"
says a lack of funding and resources for English learners jeopardizes
Nevada's economic future. The Washington, D.C.-based Migration Policy
Institute's National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy compiled
the report. MPI is a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank that studies
the movement of people worldwide.
The report says Nevada's immigrant population increased 50 percent
between 2000 and 2006, and English-language learners compose about 15
percent of the state's students.

A Clark County School District official says the numbers are higher in
the Las Vegas-based district, where more than 62,000 of the district's
300,000 students are English-language learners.,%20report%20says

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