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Iowa to spend more to help English language learners

from Des Moines Register

Iowa schools will soon be eligible for more money to educate children who are learning to speak English. A provision included in a bill signed by Gov. Terry Branstad extends to five years the time period that districts can receive additional funding to serve English language learners. Previously, school districts could receive extra dollars to help such students for a maximum of four years. The extension applies to children who first received ELL services in 2010, so the additional funding won't become available until the 2014-2015 academic year. more


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