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