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March 26, 2013
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Full English-language-learner programs are needed, not pilot, lawmakers say

Lawmakers objected Monday to the proposed pilot program for English-language learners in the governor’s budget, saying the time for study has passed. Assemblywoman Lucy Flores, whose Las Vegas district is heavily Hispanic, said there has been ample study nationwide of what works and what doesn’t. She said she doesn’t understand why Nevada doesn’t put ELL program funding in the base budget instead of spending another two years studying the issue. “ELL programming is not something new, and the fact we’ve needed this in Nevada for, actually, quite a long time is not something new, either,” Flores said. “The only reason …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Mar 26, 2013 12:16PM Published Mar 26, 2013 09:58AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.