NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Kristyn Peck of Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area about their efforts to resettle refugees coming from Afghanistan.
Buffalo is expected to receive 350 Afghan humanitarian parolees over the next few months, and although it's not immediately clear how many of them will be children, some of them will undoubtedly be minors in need of K-12 education.
Millions of Afghans could run out of food before the arrival of winter and one million children are at risk of starvation and death if their immediate needs are not met, top United Nations officials warned on Monday, putting the country's plight into stark relief.
Schools throughout Cache County support incoming students whose first language is not English through the English as a Second Language program. Similarly, some elementary schools in the county promote a dual language immersion program that supports English-speaking students in learning a second language through bilingual classes.
Inside a brick building off Chickamauga Avenue in North Knoxville, visitors can hear conversations in dozens of languages on any given day. It's the Knox County Schools Welcome Center where families and students have a chance to comfortably be a part of their communities and where parents can get involved in their students' education.
With her new book, "Martita, I Remember You," Sandra Cisneros feels like she's finally written a long overdue letter. The author of the best-selling novella "The House on Mango Street" is back with her first work of fiction in almost a decade, a story of memory and friendship, but also about the experiences young women endure as immigrants worldwide.
The team Chalkbeat wants to hear from Hispanic/Latino students and teachers about what the last year was like for them, and what they hope happens as schools return en masse to in-person learning. They also want to share stories of the celebration of heritage and culture from their audience across the country.
NPR will be covering and celebrating Latino culture and history throughout National Hispanic Heritage Month. The Pew Research Center has been tracking key facts and figures on U.S. Latinos for years and here are some of the latest highlights.
President Joe Biden signed an executive order Monday intended to coordinate efforts across the federal government to improve educational and economic outcomes for Hispanics. The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics will focus on policies that address "systemic causes" of challenges faced by students, improve their access to high-quality teachers, and address racial disparities in education funding, among other issues. U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will serve as chairman of the initiative, which will be established at the U.S. Department of Education, and Cardona in turn will pick its executive director.
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Google is honoring Panamanian-American nurse and educator Ildaura Murillo-Rohde, who dedicated her life to enhancing the quality of health care for underrepresented communities while equipping other Hispanic nurses with the skills to do the same.