New law for non-English speakers in schools
Florida parents who have children in the English Language Learners program may now remove them , regardless of their children’ts ability to speak and comprehend English. This had been required. But as Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Janny Rodriguez reports, the program is still being used by many who are learning a new language.
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