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Jessica Huseman

Aymann Ismail

5 June 2016

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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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...

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Armando Trull

13 April 2016

Maryland, United States

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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...

The Boston Globe

James Vaznis

4 April 2016

Park City, Utah, United States

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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...

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Raisa Bruner

9 November 2015

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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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

Mario Koran

22 June 2015

San Diego, California, United States

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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, ...

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Patrick Michels

21 May 2015

Houston, Texas, United States

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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...

The Buffalo News

Sandra Tan

14 July 2014

Buffalo, New York, United States

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Better teacher training and strategic programming for non-English speakers could turn things around in high schools with large immigrant populations.

Kaiser Health News

Ankita Rao

23 November 2013

Rockville, Maryland, United States

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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...

Orange County Register

Jordan England-Nelson

14 November 2013

Huntington Beach, California, United States

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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...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

9 December 2011

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“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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