In this Thursday, May 23, 2013 photo, students in Lisa Cabrera-Terry's first grade class line up to go to recess at Jay W. Jeffers Elementary School, in Las Vegas. Caberera-Terry teaches about 20 of the 800 students that attend the school and where 83 percent of the incoming kindergartners don’t speak English. Nevada is home to the highest density of English language learners in the country, at 31 percent. But with graduation rates among those students standing at 29 percent, and with no state funding earmarked to help them, some are hinting at a civil rights lawsuit. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Kim Janey, member of BPS’ English Language Learner (ELL) task force and senior project director at MAC,  comments on the advancement of a State ELL reform bill; the proposed bill would bring a shift towards more flexible teaching methods to match the specific needs presented by particular students. Janey notes that children acquire English faster when taught in a bilingual program. To read the full article click here.