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The Hechinger Report

Kavitha Cardoza

14 December 2020

Adelphi, Maryland, United States

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Prince George's County in Maryland ranks fourth in the country for the number of unaccompanied students with sponsors. Often, these students have experienced a lot of trauma by the time they arrive at school. School o...

KXAN-TV

Stassy Olmos

9 November 2020

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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In Nashville, school officials quickly found out that English Learner families were technologically falling behind and not logging into class. The school district decided to help families by creating 10 in-person tech...

KNWA-TV

Chad Mira

9 November 2020

Springdale, Arkansas, United States

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The Springdale School District in Arkansas has turned to visual communications in order to address the needs of ESL students. The district started by hiring bilingual communication specialists who help produce multime...

EdSource

Zaidee Stavely

6 November 2020

Fresno, California, United States

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Teachers in some California dual-language classrooms are coming up with creative ways to help students practice and learn languages during remote-only learning. Across Fresno Unified School District, teachers develop ...

KXAN-TV

Chris Nelson

Josh Hinkle

Laney Valian

Catenya McHenry

Ben Friberg

16 October 2020

United States

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This T.V. segment showcases multiple solutions used by school districts and nonprofits across the nation, from creating cell phone towers so students have access to reliable wifi, to curbside meals, to learning pods. ...

The Seattle Times

Alia Wong

5 October 2020

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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The city of Tulsa took a variety of steps to make sure English as a Second Language learners didn’t fall behind in their virtual classes during the COVID-19 pandemic. First, school officials made sure students had the...

KXAN-TV

Arezow Doost

Josh Hinkle

Jennifer Sanders

Laney Valian

Tahera Rahman

John Thomas

27 September 2020

Texas, United States

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In Texas, 2 million households in the state don’t have high speed internet, affecting students of color at a greater rate. Some districts have also had problems with chronic absenteeism. This segment explores creativ...

KXAN-TV

Jennifer Sanders

18 September 2020

Leander, Texas, United States

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For one school district in Texas, using personal relationships established before the pandemic, proved the best way to reach bilingual students in rural parts of the district who weren't showing up to remote classes. ...

The Economist

The Economist

22 August 2020

Denmark

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The border between Denmark and Germany was highly politicized and when it was set, Germans found themselves in Denmark and Danes found themselves in Germany. Each country is required to offer regional schools taught i...

The Guardian

Anita Hofschneider

12 February 2020

Guam

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CHamoru, the indigenous language of the Mariana Islands, is endangered. In an urgent move to save the language, Chief Hurao Academy was founded, a nonprofit that offers a CHamoru summer immersion program, an after-sch...

New Mexico In Depth

Sylvia Ulloa

10 October 2019

New Mexico, United States

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A school district in New Mexico is finding success with a dual language education program. A regular school day for an elementary school student in a Gadsen school district school might entail reviewing their math or ...

Pacific Standard

Sarah Jackson

3 May 2019

Fresno, California, United States

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In California, half of school-aged children are the children of immigrants. Among many other initiatives in the city, a community-wide training project in Fresno aims to improve how adults in the city work with studen...

New Mexico In Depth

Ximenia Tapia

2 May 2019

New Mexico, United States

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Although many students in New Mexico enter kindergarten speaking two languages, a lack of bilingual and dual language classrooms means students often have trouble maintaining their Spanish or that English Language Lea...

Boulder Daily Camera

Amy Bounds

20 April 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Twenty-five years ago, a Spanish teacher in Colorado noticed a troubling trend - many Latino students were dropping out before finishing high school. Leticia Alonso de Lozano started a dropout prevention program, offe...

Christian Science Monitor

Dina Kraft

6 February 2019

Tel Aviv, Israel

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A school in Tel Aviv welcomes immigrant and refugee children with open arms, providing language classes, long school days, extracurricular activities, and more. Members of the community volunteer to tutor and lead aft...

Chalkbeat

Ann Schimke

12 November 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Gus the Bus, Magic Bus, El Busesito, and other traveling classrooms are working to fill the persistent preschool gap in Colorado's childcare deserts. Most days the mobile preschools park near apartment complexes or mo...

Christian Science Monitor

Noble Ingram

30 October 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Somerville, MA is one of a growing number of cities that has implemented a two-way dual immersion program in its schools. These programs combine fluent English speakers and English language learners in the same room, ...

The 74

Beth Hawkins

25 September 2018

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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In just three years, San Antonio superintendent Pedro Martinez has raised the bar for school integration efforts nationwide - in this time, the district, where 93 percent of students qualify for free or reduced price ...

BBC

Pinar Ersoy

Mark Lowen

27 April 2018

Gaziantep, Turkey

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Since the Syrian conflict began, some “3.5 million Syrian refugees have poured into Turkey” causing strife and divisions between the two groups. That’s why the E.U is funding schools that integrate Turkish and Syrian ...

KDNK Community Radio

Raleigh Burleigh

22 December 2017

Carbondale, Colorado, United States

Radio

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To mitigate against growing concerns about the disconnect between Carbondale, Colorado police officers and community members, a local high school proposed a plan: have the cops learn Spanish. Not only has this impacte...

Next City

Jen Kinney

10 November 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia immigrants are driving population growth in the Northeast region of the city, in neighborhoods traditionally occupied by mostly white, Irish-Catholic, senior citizens. The “number of immigrants increas...

High Country News

Leah Todd

24 October 2017

Luna County, New Mexico, United States

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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...

The Economist

The Economist

16 September 2017

Berlin, Germany

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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...

Investigative Reporting Workshop

Megan Wood

Mandy McLaren

28 August 2017

San Diego, California, United States

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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...

The Atlantic

Alia Wong

2 August 2017

Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, United States

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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...

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