Among the ways they do this is through community-building and studying various cultures.
Half the student body have been English learners at some point in their education.
In Pennsylvania, a limited stream of dollars supports services for these students.
They traveled to the United States alone, some fleeing war and violence. Then the only agency in Philadelphia authorized to help them shut down suddenly.
Districts around the country are using a variety of methods to help English learners master the language.
Mingwang Jiang spoke no English when he arrived in Philadelphia three years ago. With the help of mentors and teachers, he has excelled.
Behind Jim Hardy’s anecdotes are students he cares about. Soccer, Spanish, and living in the neighborhood help Hardy reach them.
They are denied enrollment or placed in an alternative school, the complaint says, rather than getting help with English.