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English-Learner Students Left Out of Statewide Trend Showing Increase in Grads

06.23.2014 | NY1 | The state data also reveals another alarming trend: over the past four years, the graduation rate for English Language Learners has been steadily declining. "It was really depressing to see the graduation rates for English Language Learners to actually go down," says Kim Sweet. In 2010, 41.5% of students learning English graduated. By 2013, just 32.3% did..."By concentrating on strengthening pre-k through 12 education, that's a really good start. But importantly, the city and the state both have to look at the needs of students who enter high school very, very far behind and create pathways and options for them," Sweet says. Read article