Course breaks barriers to language for non-English speakers

December 8, 2008

DESOTO, MS–Since 2002, the number of non-English speakers in the DeSoto County School system has multiplied 10-fold, from 70 to more than 800. And the trend is likely to continue. As a result, the district is embarking on a bold pilot program to integrate these children full story
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English exam tests teachers

October 21, 2008

HATTIESBURG, MS–As school districts in Lamar and Forrest counties see a growing Spanish-speaking student population, educators are challenged with helping those students pass more rigorous state tests in English. Peggy Williams, assistant superintendent for Lamar County schools, oversees the district’s English as a Second Language Program, a federal program full story