PORTLAND - A new report says that most students learning English as a second language in Oregon public schools still are not proficient after five years.

The U.S. Department of Education says five years should be enough time for a typical student to master the English language.

But a report by the Oregon Department of Education says most districts aren't coming close to that target.

In Portland Public Schools, federal funding was cut off for students with limited English proficiency - a loss of more than $600,000 a year to the state's largest district.

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