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Que Pasa? Are LAUSD ESL students taking too long to learn English?

Nearly 30% of LAUSD students placed in English language learning programs are not reclassified as English-proficient by the end of middle school, according to a new public policy report. The findings are especially significant for LAUSD, which is the nation’s second largest school district with huge numbers of English language learners. How long should it take students to pick up English?