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Schools embrace new arrivals

Among the ways they do this is through community-building and studying various cultures.

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At Northeast High School, cultural acceptance is the norm

Half the student body have been English learners at some point in their education.

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English learners caught in competition for funding

In Pennsylvania, a limited stream of dollars supports services for these students.

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Groups scramble to help unaccompanied minors

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.

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What’s the best way to master English?

Districts around the country are using a variety of methods to help English learners master the language.

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Immigrant student finds his place in Philadelphia

Mingwang Jiang spoke no English when he arrived in Philadelphia three years ago. With the help of mentors and teachers, he has excelled.

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‘Kensington stories’ stick with teacher

Behind Jim Hardy’s anecdotes are students he cares about. Soccer, Spanish, and living in the neighborhood help Hardy reach them.

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Federal lawsuit filed against Lancaster district for its treatment of older immigrant students

They are denied enrollment or placed in an alternative school, the complaint says, rather than getting help with English.

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Teachers put their literacy training to work at Taylor Elementary

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Quicktakes: Should there be more charter schools in Philadelphia?

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