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District not meeting federal requirements for English learners

from The Santa Clara Weekly

SCUSD failed to meet federal Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives measures for English learners — children who aren't fluent in English when they enter school — for four consecutive years, Assistant Superintendent Tanya Fischer reported at Santa Clara Unified board meeting. Way back in the presidential administration of Lyndon Johnson, congress passed the 1968 Bilingual Education Act. In 2001, it was replaced by the English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement and Academic Achievement Act, otherwise known as Title III of No Child Left Behind Act. Title III is specifically concerned with English learners. more


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