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Statement by House Education

May 26, 2006

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

           

            WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Education & the Workforce Committee Chairman John Boehner (R-OH) 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.”

            “States should be commended for making significant progress in implementing these provisions in three short years.  However, there is still much work that must be done before we achieve our long term goals of ensuring all students are proficient in reading and math.”

            A complete copy of the report, entitled “FY 2002-2004 Biennial Report to Congress on the Implementation of NCLB, Title III, the State Formula Grant Program,” is available online at http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/oela/biennial05/index.htm.

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