More than 1 in 10 students in Philadelphia public schools is learning English. But the District struggles to find a clear vision on how best to educate them.
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.
Northeast High School students talk about why they traveled here and what they hope to do now.
ESOL teachers can provide support in the classroom or outside it. Some schools take a bilingual approach.