English-learner leader hired
The Arizona Republic
Mar. 27, 2007
Former Nogales Unified School District Superintendent Kelt Cooper, who has been
lauded for his successful reforms in teaching students English, was hired by the
Arizona Department of Education to help schools statewide to improve.
Cooper will be director of technical services in the English acquisition
section, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne announced Monday.
A federal judge ruled last week that the state's plan to educate children
struggling to learn the English language violates federal law and puts hundreds
of millions of dollars in federal funds in jeopardy.