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Proposed Tests Could Set ESL Students On Path To Advanced Studies Diplomas

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Posted: January 31, 2013

Henry Garcia teaches a class in Spanish for native speakers at Harrisonburg High School on Monday. A proposal that went before the Harrisonburg School Board would make students eligible to earn credits toward graduation for proficiency in languages they learn outside of school. The board is expected to vote on the proposal at its meeting next Tuesday. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Jazlyn Sanchez, 17, a junior at Harrisonburg High School, reads from a textbook about the U.S. government during class on Monday. Under a new proposal, students who primarily speak another language could take foreign language tests to gain credits needed for an advanced studies degree.

HARRISONBURG — Sitting through a semester- or yearlong course may no longer be the only way Harrisonburg High School students can earn foreign language credit.


A proposal that went…

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