With her teacher sitting beside her, 7-year-old Karen Ramos-Diaz reads aloud from a book. She reads with a great deal of confidence, only struggling with a couple of words. Surprising, considering that a few years ago, Karen spoke little English at all.
Karen is among the 32 limited English proficient students at local public schools. Between both schools, the students with limited English proficiency students speak Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Vietnamese and Arabic.