SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETS ALL GOALS FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS FOR 1ST TIME IN DECADE
Imagine the pressure of meeting expectations, while learning a second language -- the language in which those tests are written. Those are the challenges facing Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School's population of students for whom English is second language. With about 20 percent of the student population speaking or using a language other than English, the district has redoubled efforts to reach its "Limited English Proficient" students. Those efforts are beginning to pay dividends. For the first time since new standards were set 10 years ago, the district met all three goals set by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction for those students. It was also the only large district to do so last year.