Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Not Meeting The Grade

School struggle

Dovalina teachers face replacement

By Nick Georgiou
Laredo Morning Times
Published: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 3:09 AM CST
Under a reconstitution plan, teachers at the struggling Dovalina Elementary will be transferred to a different campus for the 2011-12 school year if students do not progress academically.

The higher ups point to one area of concern:

The problem:  Too much Spanish, administration said.  Students are not learning English fast enough to perform well on the English version of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, the state's standardized test that's administered each spring.

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