April 19, 2015

Lost In Translation: Struggle And Success As Language Barriers Reshape Indianapolis Schools


Lost In Translation: Struggle And Success As Language Barriers Reshape Indianapolis Schools

Immigration is a major driver of change in central Indiana. How are Indianapolis schools adapting to meet the educational and social needs of immigrant students? 

WFYI, Chalkbeat Indiana and The Indianapolis Star have teamed up to explore questions of how immigrants are being taught – and how they’re changing the landscape of education policy and curriculum. Our series, “Lost in Translation: Struggle and Success as Language Barriers Reshape Indianapolis Schools” will be aired on 90.1 FM and published here through Thursday. Follow the series on Twitter using the hashtag #INTranslation.

The Lost In Translation Series

‘One-Way Street’ For Immigrant Integration In Schools

Schools focus on English learners but often overlook the lack of cultural understanding of their U.S.-born classmates

Schools Tested By The Rise Of Immigrants Learning English

Since 2001, the number of English language learners attending Marion County school districts has jumped by more than 200 percent to about 13,000.

After Fall To An F, Trial And Error Helps Nora Rebound

Test scores plummeted and immigration boomed at Indianapolis Public School's Nora Elementary, an increasingly common occurrence in Indianapolis.

From Burma To Southport: Finding-Your Way In An Unfamiliar World

Elly Mawi found support and acceptance in Perry Township that she'd never encountered before.

Charter Innovations Show Promising Results For Teaching Language

A quarter of all students in Indianapolis charters will be English language learners by 2020.

Interview: Mariama Carson On Her Proposed Dual Language Charter School

The long-time education talks about what's behind her proposal to open Global Prep Academy -- a dual language school on the city's Westside.

IPS Struggles To Bridge The Gap With Language Learners And Their Families

The district is embarking on an effort to overhaul its services for children who are learning to speak English.

Less Funding, Tougher Testing For Indiana's Immigrant Students

Advocates say English language learners aren't getting a fair shake in Indiana schools.

Influx Of Immigrants Pushed Perry Township Teachers To Adapt Quickly

Since 2001, the number of students learning English in Perry Township has grown by more than 4,000, or more than 850 percent.

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