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Arizona Reduces Class Time for ELL Immersion Program

By The Associated Press — October 06, 2015 1 min read
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Officials say the leeway will give students who have reached a certain level of proficiency a more well-rounded education.

Middle and high school students typically had to forgo elective classes to satisfy state law, which requires four hours of instruction in reading, writing, speaking, and grammar each day. Now, students with intermediate proficiency who are in at least their second year of instruction may have up to two hours cut from their block time.

A version of this article appeared in the October 08, 2015 edition of Education Week as Arizona Reduces Class Time for ELL Immersion Program

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