Students with limited English skills pose challenge for high school

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Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 | 2 a.m.

This is another in a yearlong series of stories tracking Clark County School District’s efforts to turn around five failing schools.

Edgar Acosta faces a daunting task as a teacher charged with improving reading test scores among some of the most challenging students in Clark County. They’re the ones who don’t speak English at home.

For the past two years, the remedial English teacher has worked day and night with immigrant children and their parents from mainly Latin American countries, helping them master a new language and adapt to a different country.

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