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July 30, 2018
Why one teacher relies on the power of music to engage immigrant students
This Indianapolis Public Schools teacher is using music to help students who are new to the United States acclimate to a new environment.
November 7, 2017
Trump’s immigration policies leave empty seats at an Indianapolis school
When the Indianapolis Public Schools newcomer program opened its doors last year, there was a burst of enrollment, with new students trickling in throughout the…
October 26, 2017
Communicating with Spanish-speaking parents is a challenge in Memphis. Meet the former teacher who’s taking it on.
Talia Palacio is transforming how Shelby County Schools interacts with Hispanic families.
August 24, 2017
To keep Indianapolis high schools from closing, advocates encourage Northwest parents to tell school board: “Don’t sell off our district”
“We need you to start fighting for your young people,” Carrie Harris, an alumna of Crispus Attucks, told parents at Northwest on Wednesday night.
April 26, 2017
With students arriving every day, Memphis seeks to join other cities with newcomer programs for English language learners
The proposed newcomers program would help provide a foundation in English for recently arrived students from outside the United States.
April 25, 2017
Pulitzer-Prize winning author tells Indianapolis students a story some know well — of the dangerous journey from Central America to the U.S.
Nazario wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper series about a boy who traveled alone from Honduras to the United States to reunite with his mother.
February 22, 2017
Indianapolis Public Schools board votes tomorrow on a resolution to support undocumented students. We annotated it.
The board will vote Thursday on a resolution to show support for undocumented students.
February 21, 2017
This mom came to the newcomer school ready to stand up for son. She left with a job.
A native of the Congo, Charlotte Uwimbabazi fled the war-torn country about a decade ago. Last spring, Uwimbabazi and her four children came to the U.S. as refugees.
February 13, 2017
They waited years to come to America. Now, this Indianapolis school is teaching them how to succeed here
For Mbeomo and Tosha Msambilwa, moving to Indiana marked the beginning of journey: Learning English.
February 9, 2017
Teaching when students are full of fear: Inside Indiana’s first school for new immigrants
Alejandra left the gangs of Central America for high school in Indianapolis.
August 4, 2016
With students speaking 10 different languages, teachers at Indianapolis’ ‘Newcomer’ school find creative ways to communicate
Indianapolis Public School's brand new program for students who have just arrived in the country opened its doors for the first time.
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