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Listen To Part 2: Prince George’s Schools Help Undocumented Children Learn English, Navigate A New Culture

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Listen To Part 2: Prince George’s Schools Help Undocumented Children Learn English, Navigate A New Culture

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A classroom in Cooper Lane Elementary School in Landover Hills, Md.
A classroom in Cooper Lane Elementary School in Landover Hills, Md.
Tyrone Turner / WAMU/Dcist
WAMU 88.5
Friday, December 18, 2020

For undocumented immigrant children, learning English is an obvious but critical first step. Children who struggle with the language are more likely to do poorly in school, repeat grades and drop out. But it’s more than that. For these kids, learning English is also a way to fit in, translate for parents and navigate a new culture.

In part two of our series on undocumented children, we look at a new program Prince George’s county has developed to support its English learners.

[This story was originally published by WAMU 88.5]

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