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Arsenio Merced tells a story in American Sign Language to his classmates at Bronx Leadership Academy II in the South Bronx. For the first time, the school is offering ASL as a choice among foreign languages needed to meet graduation requirements. (Levi Fishman/CNS)

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David Buie runs through vocabulary drills with the students in his American Sign Language class at Bronx Leadership Academy II in the South Bronx. High schools nationwide are allowing students to choose ASL as a foreign-language requirement for graduation. (Levi Fishman/CNS)

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High schools nationwide are adopting American Sign Language as an alternative for students who need a foreign language to graduate.


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