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2 October 2020
Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
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,...
30 August 2020
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...
21 June 2020
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
3 June 2020
Wyoming, United States
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...
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...
12 February 2020
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...
2 February 2020
Broadcast TV News
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...
23 December 2019
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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.
2 October 2019
Arizona, United States
Over 15 Minutes
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
3 July 2019
Idaho, United States
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
4 May 2019
Portland, Maine, United States
Over 3000 Words
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, ...
21 February 2019
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Broadcast TV News
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...
15 January 2019
Camden, New Jersey, United States
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...
Navya P K
15 November 2018
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
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...
30 October 2018
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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, ...
18 October 2018
Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States
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 ...
5 October 2018
New York, New York, United States
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...
20 July 2018
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...
10 May 2018
Springdale, Arkansas, United States
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...
5 February 2018
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...
11 November 2017
San Salvador, El Salvador
Over 3000 Words
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...
25 October 2017
Luna County, New Mexico, United States
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...
2 October 2017
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...
26 July 2017
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
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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