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
Schools focus on English learners but often overlook the lack of cultural understanding of their U.S.-born classmates
Since 2001, the number of English language learners attending Marion County school districts has jumped by more than 200 percent to about 13,000.
Test scores plummeted and immigration boomed at Indianapolis Public School's Nora Elementary, an increasingly common occurrence in Indianapolis.
Elly Mawi found support and acceptance in Perry Township that she'd never encountered before.
A quarter of all students in Indianapolis charters will be English language learners by 2020.
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.
The district is embarking on an effort to overhaul its services for children who are learning to speak English.
Advocates say English language learners aren't getting a fair shake in Indiana schools.
Since 2001, the number of students learning English in Perry Township has grown by more than 4,000, or more than 850 percent.