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    Gabriela Camacho leads her first grade class in a math exercise at Old Town Elementary School.

Rusty Hall, Principal of Old Town Elementary School

Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013 3:40 pm | Updated: 11:53 pm, Sat Feb 16, 2013.

School is tough. From day one, students are charged with a whole host of academic expectations to meet – not to mention the complex social and emotional development that takes place throughout the school age years. Besides absorbing reading, writing, math and science, they must maintain a nearly single-minded focus on test taking.

Now imagine the pressure of meeting those expectations, all while learning a second language -- the language in which those tests are written.

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