Language Isn’t a Barrier – It’s an Opportunity

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If you are a school leader, teacher or caregiver, it may seem difficult to find ways to help students who are English-language learners and/or who are new to America thrive in school. However, rather than seeing educating these students just as a challenge, it is actually a great opportunity. As this post from The New Teacher Project states, students who have the ability to become fluent in more than one language not only grow up to become adults ready for an increasingly globalized workforce, but also can help expand the cultural and linguistic knowledge of their peers. Read more about the English as a Second Language Services program in Durham, N.C., to learn about the exciting ways this community is empowering immigrant and refugee families as important partners in their child’s education.