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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…
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 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.
September 28, 2015
School districts use extra state aid to push new services for English learners
school districts this summer got an unexpected bonus: about twice as much money starting this school year to better support children who are still learning English.
April 23, 2015
Indiana kids learning English are getting less funding, more testing
More than 15 years of steep growth in the number of English language learners in Indiana schools might require a reconsideration of funding and accountability policies.
April 22, 2015
IPS struggles to bridge the gap with language learners and their families
Indianapolis Public Schools is soon to undertake a similar reconsideration: system-wide rethinking of the way it assists English language learners.
April 19, 2015
‘One-way street’ for immigrant integration in schools
Schools focus on English learners but often overlook cultural understanding of their U.S.-born classmates.
January 8, 2015
Feds: Schools must serve English language learners better
A new set of guidelines, released Wednesday by the federal Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, sets out to clarify districts’ and states’ obligations to English learners.
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