Lawmakers, schools aim to help English-language learners

English language learners
Debbie Peterson reads to her 2nd grade class at Centennial Elementary in Richfield, Minn., April 23, 2014. Half of Debbie Peterson's 21 students are English language learners. The school is working to keep those students in mainstream classes as much as possible during the school day. Minnesota lawmakers want to put that approach, along with other changes, into state education policy.