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Changing the Narrative

MinnPost’s Erin Hinrichs recently wove many stories into her story about a group of students at Wellstone International, a Minneapolis Public School. These students are working to change “the immigrant narrative” with the help of Tea Rozman-Clark, executive director of Green Card Voices. By publishing personal accounts of young immigrants, Rozman-Clark is attempting to change […]

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Reading Corps guides immigrant children into mastery of English

Dan Olson, Minnesota Public Radio, January 14, 2013 – When charter school principal Bondo Nyembwe sees a classroom filled with the children of immigrants, he feels a professional and personal commitment to help them learn to speak English. “As a principal [who] immigrated from another country, I’m very aware of the challenges the new families are […]

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Tour helps ease immigrants’ worries about school menus

Anthony Lonetree, Star Tribune, December 30, 2012 – School was out, but for the Somali families touring the St. Paul school’s central kitchen on a recent Friday, it was a time to learn — and to ask important questions. Mothers went past gleaming kettles and walk-in ovens, and then stopped at a photo display of what […]

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In Minn., new tactics to help immigrant students

Tim Post, Minnesota Public Radio, December 17, 2012 – Imagine trying to read and solve math problems in a school where you don’t speak the language of your teacher and classmates. That’s the challenge facing roughly 65,000 students in Minnesota, or 8 percent of the student population, who are learning English as they go through the […]

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