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Cortez Elementary School teacher Shasta Thompson reads with third graders (l-r) Isaiah Corona, 9; Uziel Umana, 9; Rafael Lucio, 9; and Reily Armenta, 8; on Monday, June 22, 2014. Cortez is one of 14 "Zoom Schools" in Clark County that is receiving 17 additional days of school this year to help English-language learner students retain their literacy skills over the summer.
Jun 23, 2015 (2 a.m.)
Nearly 70,000 students in CCSD are ELL, a full 22 percent of the entire student population. Nationally, they make up just 10 percent of all students. Many arrive without ...