L.A. school district revamps programs to help English learners

The Los Angeles Unified School District last year rewrote its 150-page master plan for English learners after the U.S. Department of Education investigation found English learners and black students were denied a more rigorous curriculum. The new, more rigorous program mandates daily language-development instruction of 45 minutes to an hour for elementary students and one to three periods for secondary students, with accommodations for student proficiency and experience.

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