The Washington Post reports some good news today in the world of English-language learners. The article says that 91 of the 98 ELLs at Highland Elementary School in Montgomery County, Md.--a school now tapped for a coveted educational honor--passed the state’s reading test this year.
Also, the Post reported today that the Maryland State Board of Education has approved a policy that enables some seniors at risk of not graduating, including English-language learners, to seek a waiver from the state’s new exit exam. The class of 2009 is the first to be affected by the new exit-exam requirements.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.