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High Country News
24 October 2017
Luna County, New Mexico, United States
Historically there has been stigma and pushback to bilingual and immigrant programs, but some counties are starting to embrace diversity as key to economic development. Greater diversity spurs innovation, entrepreneur...
16 September 2017
In the midst of the Syrian refugee crisis, Germany has managed to integrate more than 1.2 million men, women, and children into schools and workplaces around the country. Although the learning curve is steep, refugees...
28 August 2017
San Diego, California, United States
Over 3000 Words
San Diego County public schools have a large number of refugee students and changes such as lowering noise levels (such as school bells) that triggered post-traumatic stress, reducing class sizes, providing daily teac...
2 August 2017
Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, United States
Under 800 Words
After generations of waiting, the Oglala Sioux prophecy of an economic, spiritual, and social renaissance is coming true. "Now the Seventh Generation is here," and they are creating dynamic change in one the least dev...
12 June 2017
Connecticut, United States
Over 3000 Words
Dual language programs that split the school day into half English instruction and half in a different language have been shown to be effective for students learning English as well as native English speakers to learn...
The Connecticut Mirror
Jacqueline Rabe Thomas
22 May 2017
Portland, Oregon, United States
Dual language programs create a bifurcated school day with one half taught in English and the other half in a different language. Research has overwhelmingly shown that these programs, starting as early as kindergarte...
The New York Times
12 December 2016
Morristown, New Jersey, United States
The Morris district in Northern New Jersey has long championed diversity, even as its student body has changed and nearby schools remain deeply segregated. Each elementary school in the district draws from multiple ne...
25 October 2016
Shropshire, United Kingdom
The world is expecting to lose half its languages by the end of the century. People are preserving the ancestral languages by collecting and utilizing the vocabulary within their families and using apps and technol...
High Country News
9 October 2016
Center, Colorado, United States
The Migrant Education Program, which offers educational and social services to migrant worker families in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, is growing in popularity among the valley’s migrant worker population, and has rece...
Public Radio International (PRI)
Jia H. Jung
28 September 2016
Springdale, Arkansas, United States
In Springdale, students who speak Marshallese have a hard time performing at school due to their lack of English language comprehension. “Community liaisons” between the children, their parents, and the school became ...
8 June 2016
Hilo, Hawaii, United States
With the emphasis on teaching English in American public schools, many non-English speaking students can lose the language of their family’s heritage. Hawaii has “language-immersion schools” that teaches children the ...
9 March 2016
Woodburn, Oregon, United States
Over 15 Minutes
The four academies that make up Woodburn High have exceeded the Oregon state average by double digits for two years in a row, despite high poverty rates. What's driving the school's success?
9 January 2016
Union City, New Jersey, United States
Newark, N.J., had major politicians and investments try to "flip" its school system; the much smaller Union City had teachers and parents. The solution was no silver bullet—just the slow and steady approach of gradual...
20 July 2015
Giddings, Texas, United States
Laws make it mandatory for schools with more than twenty English Language Learners (ELLs) in a single grade to have bilingual teachers to support them. One Texas school takes an initiative to find more bilingual teach...
16 July 2015
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Over 3000 Words
The ecosystem of D.C. charter schools that has evolved over the last two decades represents a cornucopia of creative and nontraditional approaches to education, in addition to fairly traditional college-prep schools, ...
30 June 2015
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
A program at a public school in Baton Rouge is using bilingual education to attract middle class families back into the public school system to increase diversity among the student population.
2 May 2015
Missoula, Montana, United States
Montana, home to nine Native American languages, becomes the second state to fund indigenous language immersion programs in public schools. The same languages were once forbidden, but now they are helping to preserve ...
8 October 2014
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
In the state of Iowa, refugees come from all over the world and send their children into the public school system. The Des Moines public schools serve many disadvantaged, poverty-stricken children who do not have Engl...
14 July 2014
Buffalo, New York, United States
Over 3000 Words
Better teacher training and strategic programming for non-English speakers could turn things around in high schools with large immigrant populations.
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