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Language barrier: Immigrant parents tell tales of exclusion

Nov. 23, 2021 15:23 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia parents who don’t speak English say they’ve long been excluded from parts of their children’s education because of language barriers, something exacerbated by the pandemic and the return to in-person learning. Parents told The...

Immigrant parents complain of language barriers in schools

Nov. 23, 2021 14:59 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia parents who don't speak English say they've long been excluded from parts of their children's education because of language barriers, an issue that's only been exacerbated by the pandemic and the return to in-person learning. Parents...

Adult English classes helping build school community

Nov. 13, 2021 09:10 AM EST

CARNEGIE, Pa. (AP) — David Temple goes around the second-floor classroom at Carnegie Elementary School bouncing from student to student as he examines their homework. The students, sitting at small desks, leaf through their workbooks and compare their answers to those...

Trials unlikely for ex-Omaha teacher after charge is dropped

Nov. 11, 2021 12:42 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former Omaha-area high school English teacher is unlikely to be prosecuted further over allegations of sexually abusing five young women and a girl after a judge dismissed one of the criminal charges against him. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine...

Maryland educator wins $1 million Global Teacher Prize

Nov. 10, 2021 19:53 PM EST

A Maryland high school English teacher who has worked to open up college education for her students has won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize, the Varkey Foundation announced Wednesday. Keishia Thorpe, who teaches at International High School at Langley Park in Prince...

Dakota language and culture teacher honored for his work

Nov. 01, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

NIOBRARA, Neb. (AP) — As he sits alone in his classroom, Redwing Thomas can feel the eyes of the Santee Sioux Nation upon him. Thomas, a tribal member himself, teaches the Dakota language and culture for grades K-12 at the Isanti (formerly Santee) Community Schools....

Omaha district hires high school students as interpreters

Oct. 30, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Facing staff shortages, public schools in Nebraska's largest city have turned to bilingual high school students to interpret when families talk with teachers during report card conferences. The Omaha school district has some full-time bilingual...

Remote Hawaiian immersion option 2 months into school year

Oct. 21, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii education officials have launched a distance learning program for Hawaiian language immersion students -- two months in the school year. The Hawaiian Immersion Distance Learning Program started this week with 49 students and officials plan to...

Maine Teacher of the Year: Hampden school's Kelsey Stoyanova

Oct. 14, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

HAMPDEN, Maine (AP) — An eighth grade language arts teacher has been selected as Maine Teacher of the Year. Kelsey Stoyanova teaches at Reeds Brook Middle School in Hampden. She was previously named the 2021 Penobscot County Teacher of the Year. The...

Salem ESL teacher named state teacher of the year

Oct. 06, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — An elementary school teacher from Salem was named Massachusetts Teacher of the Year on Wednesday. Marta García, who teaches English as a second language to second and third graders at Witchcraft Heights Elementary School, was honored during a...