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Bilingual students outpace native speakers in graduation rates in Hawaii

  • COURTESY ELIOT HONDA, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
                                Heidi Armstrong, assistant superintendent for student support services, speaks at a “data retreat” for state Board of Education members at Waiwai Collective on Nov. 7. She is flanked by board members Kenneth Uemura, left, and Bruce Voss, right.

    COURTESY ELIOT HONDA, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

    Heidi Armstrong, assistant superintendent for student support services, speaks at a “data retreat” for state Board of Education members at Waiwai Collective on Nov. 7. She is flanked by board members Kenneth Uemura, left, and Bruce Voss, right.

Students in Hawaii’s public schools who study English as a second language and master it before high school are more likely to graduate on time than kids who are native speakers. Read more

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