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Statement by House Education Committee Chairman John Boehner on New Report Showing Academic Progress for Students with Limited English Proficiency

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Statement by House Education Committee Chairman John Boehner on New Report Showing Academic Progress for Students with Limited English Proficiency
March 16, 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. House Education & the Workforce Committee Chairman John Boehner (R-OH) today released the following statement on a new report released by the U.S. Department of Education showing students with limited English proficiency are making academic progress under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB):

"It's encouraging to see that students with limited English proficiency appear to be making progress in learning English, attaining English proficiency on state tests and transitioning into mainstream classrooms. By disaggregating student achievement data and increasing transparency, we are ensuring these students and other students traditionally overlooked by the education establishment are learning."

http://edworkforce.house.gov/press/press109/first/03mar/LEPreport031605.htm

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