From NBC Connecticut | By LeAnne Gendreau
Only 16 percent of 10th graders test at the highest levels.
Students in New London will not only have to pass English to graduate, but they will have to prove that they know the American English language and be able to demonstrate it as of 2015.
The board of education on Thursday approved the major change to city education policy, according to the Day of New London.
The student body includes immigrants from 28 countries, the Day reports. And the school district Web site includes translations in 52 languages.