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Lawmakers: Exempt Native youth from English learner program (access required)

Three northern Arizona lawmakers want to exempt Native American students from English immersion classes the state requires for those who fail a basic language skills test. The lawmakers, Sen. Albert Hale, D-Window Rock, Rep. Christopher Deschene, D-St. Michaels, and Rep. Tom Chabin, D-Flagstaff, say that Arizona's English Language Learner program interferes with students who are ...

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