English-learners rule strains TUSD, Sunnyside resources

November 11, 2008

TUSCON, AZ–A federal court hearing that starts Monday could ease pressure on Tucson-area schools teaching English to non-English speakers. The state Legislature has mandated four hours of segregated English immersion classes, which costs school districts money they say they don’t have. A week or more of testimony in a hearing in Flores v. Arizona, a 1992 suit filed full story
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Ariz. English-learning issue back in court

November 3, 2008

TUSCON, AZ–A federal judge will begin a lengthy hearing Monday to take another look at the adequacy and funding of Arizona school programs for students learning English, including a new state mandate for four-hour instruction blocks. The hearing full story
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English class for parents

October 29, 2008

TUCSON, AZ–Maria Tomaine didn’t want to be the only person in her home not to speak fluent English. Her husband, Paul, doesn’t speak Tomaine’s native Spanish, and her children’s primary language is English as well. So Tomaine took advantage of a free program her children’s school district offers because it believes parents who can speak English can more full story
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