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5 June 2016
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Over 3000 Words
Anchorage schools employ a hybrid approach to integrating refugees—neither cordoning them off fully from the school at large, nor dropping them fully into the general student population. The city's Newcomers' Center p...
13 April 2016
Maryland, United States
Teachers do not know how to help or understand unaccompanied minors fleeing from Central America, suffering from complex trauma. Montgomery County Public Schools asked the Compadre Network to train educators in a cour...
4 April 2016
Park City, Utah, United States
In a global economy, helping students succeed means offering them the opportunity to become multilingual. States such as Utah, Indiana, and Delaware have stepped up their efforts with immersion programs for elementary...
9 November 2015
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Instituto del Progreso Latino, a vocational school in Chicago, is comprehensively helping Latino immigrants living in the U.S. educate themselves, find professional work, and rise above poverty.
Voice of San Diego
22 June 2015
San Diego, California, United States
School districts across the country struggle with helping their “English-learner” students learn English and academic content at the same time. Kearny High School in San Diego does not isolate these special students, ...
21 May 2015
Houston, Texas, United States
Over 3000 Words
When immigrant children come to America, they are faced with culture shock, language barriers, and a system of education different from where their original country. Houston’s Las Americas Newcomer School is designed...
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.
23 November 2013
Rockville, Maryland, United States
In the United States approximately 15% Asian-Americans have no health insurance and have had a difficulty understanding the options available in the Affordable Care Act. Although the White House has reached out to Asi...
14 November 2013
Huntington Beach, California, United States
The Twilight Education Club is a non-profit working to break down the barriers – transportation, child care and cost – that typically prevent the economically disadvantaged from accessing social services such as langu...
9 December 2011
“For many tiny, endangered languages, digital technology has become a lifeline.” Phones, the web, software systems, these are all technologies being employed to keep heritage languages alive.
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