Test scores 'remarkable' considering English learners - FUESD, FUHSD, Bonsall on track


Last updated 10/20/2006 at Noon

Carol Jones faces her class of fourth-graders. She sees Manuel in the back row jump up to poke a pencil at Jose, who sits beside him. Across the room, the new kid, Romero, watches, then grins in delight. Jordan, whose mother refuses to medicate her autistic son, is sitting front and center, idly flipping the pages of a science book, his district-appointed educational aide beside him. Lynny, with black circles under her eyes, touches the cast on her arm. Her dark hair is matted and dull.

“Listen up — tomorrow is the STAR test and I cannot help you,” Jones emphasizes. “I can’t, bec...

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