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Las Cruces Sun-News

Miranda Cyr

2 October 2020

Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States

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The Carlsbad Literacy Program provides free tutoring to adults who want help with their literacy skills. The program's students in the program include English language learners, and also helps with citizenship skills,...

The Guardian

Philip Oltermann

30 August 2020

Germany

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Five years after Germany sparked controversy with a welcoming message to the flood of refugees applying for asylum, more than half of those 1.7 million refugees have work and pay taxes, their youth show strong signs o...

Minority Africa

Hauwa Shaffii Nuhu

21 June 2020

Niger, Nigeria

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The Almajiranci system has been criticized for not integrating Western education and English lessons. To solve the issue, Malam Na’ibi, who owns an Almajiri school, started homeschooling around 30 students on subjects...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

Tom Hallberg

3 June 2020

Wyoming, United States

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Schools in Teton County are successfully addressing the achievement gap between English language learners, kids who don't have a strong grasp on English, and white students by taking a holistic approach. In order to i...

The Believer

Lorraine Boissoneault

1 April 2020

Menominee, Wisconsin, United States

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Efforts are underway on the Menominee Reservation in northeastern Wisconsin to preserve the at-risk language of Menominee. That looks like conducting school entirely in Menominee, printing Menominee-language books, up...

InfoMigrants

Benjamin Bathke

12 February 2020

Berlin, Germany

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Back On Track Syria is a tutoring initiative in Berlin helping Arabic-speaking students keep up with school subjects by offering help in their native language. The students in the program are often refugees and migran...

PBS NewsHour

Christopher Livesay

Melanie Saltzman

2 February 2020

Beirut, Lebanon

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Training refugees in digital skills provides them with a path toward self sufficiency. A pilot program developed with the UN World Food Program and the American University in Beirut offers computer literacy and Englis...

The Hechinger Report

Aaricka Washington

23 December 2019

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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Fugees Academy, with schools in Ohio and Georgia, offers specialized and trauma-informed instruction for refugee students. The school aims to get students up to speed with accelerated English instruction.

Native America Calling

Tara Gatewood

2 October 2019

Arizona, United States

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To preserve culture, especially language, elders and leaders in Native American communities often rely on shaming. Although this practice has proven to be an effective method in some instances, it is not without its l...

The Daily Evergreen

Daisy Zavala

3 July 2019

Idaho, United States

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The Nez Perce Tribe and Lapwai School District are making a concerted effort to keep the tribe's language alive -- as part of an elective, every day students at an Idaho high school have the chance to learn the langua...

Pine Tree Watch

Peter Weed

4 May 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

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Organizations and local governments in Maine put together the complex puzzle that is immigrant employment status. By connecting varying pieces, from providing English classes to establishing professional credentials, ...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

21 February 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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In the rural landscape of Wisconsin dairy farming, a local nonprofit organization connects American farmers with their immigrant employees to build a bridge with language and comprehensive job training. While the immi...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jesenia De Moya Correa

15 January 2019

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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In Camden, New Jersey, 40 percent of the population 5 years or older speaks Spanish at home. However, only 5 percent of graduates from medical schools in the state identify as Hispanic or Latino. In an effort to shift...

Citizen Matters

Navya P K

15 November 2018

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Volunteer teachers in Bengaluru's government schools have helped increase English learning in K-12 schools. The volunteers, who are organized and paid through the organization Acharyas for a Better Community (ABC), wo...

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, ...

Metromode

Kate Roff

18 October 2018

Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States

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When jobs needed to be filled, AGS Automotive Systems and Michigan Staffing worked together to hire Iraqi refugees who had recently arrived in Michigan. The manufacturing industry is an ideal fit for refugees who can ...

Quartz

Jenny Anderson

5 October 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Public libraries have remained one of the last public non-commercial spaces where people from all walks of life can coexist and learn. New York Public Library in particular is working to improve and expand their servi...

Apolitical

Fergus Peace

20 July 2018

Dublin, Ireland

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In over 100 communities in Ireland, elderly volunteers lead English classes for migrants to help them integrate into the community, understand the language, and connect with their neighbors. These informal classes, wh...

Honolulu Civil Beat

Suevon Lee

10 May 2018

Springdale, Arkansas, United States

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How is the small town of Springdale, Arkansas handling a growing influx of students from the Marshall Islands? Schools are organizing home visits and building parent communities through after-school Micronesian basket...

Al-Fanar Media

Nikolia Apostolou

5 February 2018

Athens, Greece

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Thousands of refugees have settled in Greece, many of them want to continue their education. One program helps them do that, “Education Unites: From Camp to Campus, gives 200 scholarships to refugees so they can atte...

Univision

Jessica Weiss

11 November 2017

San Salvador, El Salvador

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The number of people deported from the USA back to El Savador is only rising under the Trump administration, leaving these individuals with the daunting task of starting over. English Cool is a program where deportees...

NMPolitics.net

Leah Todd

25 October 2017

Luna County, New Mexico, United States

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Across the country, various counties are experiencing changes in racial and ethnic demographics. This article looks at the school system in Luna County, a now predominantly Hispanic town is adapting to these shifts by...

Literary Hub

Christine Ro

2 October 2017

Tsholotsho, Zimbabwe

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An organization in Zimbabwe has taken a creative approach to libraries; the Rural Libraries and Resources Development Programme sponsors donkey-powered mobile libraries that travel around the country to brink books an...

News Deeply

Yermi Brenner

26 July 2017

Germany

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Germany has welcomed many refugees in recent years, and programs across the country are trying to help integrate them as quickly as possible. 'Neighbourhood Mothers' is one such program of migrant women who mentor new...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Jia H. Jung

28 September 2016

Springdale, Arkansas, United States

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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 ...

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