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How a Preschool on Wheels Is Driving Opportunity to Latino Immigrant Families in Colorado

In a valley renowned for its world-class ski resorts and unrivaled outdoor recreation, with 14,000-foot peaks that pierce the horizon, five-star hotels, designer storefronts and multimillion-dollar mountainside mansions, there is a fleet of short, white buses stamped with geometric shapes. Parked in the lots of schools, churches and community centers, the buses are inconspicuous. Most passersby would overlook them, distracted by the natural beauty of their backdrop. But inside, day after day, small wonders are unfolding.

Sabaa Tahir’s ‘All My Rage’ Wins 2022 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature

Sabaa Tahir's All My Rage won the 2022 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. To my fellow finalists and nominees, it has been the honor of a lifetime to read and hear your words," she said. "I am the first Muslim and Pakistani American woman to win this award in this category, so I must honor my Muslim sisters in too many places to count who are fighting for their lives, their autonomy, their bodies, and their right to live and tell their own stories without fear."

Bilingual teachers hard to find as thousands of migrant students enter NYC schools

An effort to improve bilingual education — a longstanding challenge for the city’s public schools — was dealt a blow this weekend when allegations surfaced that some bilingual teachers from the Dominican Republic were being forced to hand over most of their paychecks to cover inflated rents charged by their bosses.

In one first-grade classroom, puppets teach children to 'shake out the yuck'

Teacher Leticia Denoya stands at the front of her classroom, at Natchaug Elementary in Windham, Conn. Her first-graders sit criss-cross applesauce on the reading rug. "Do you remember last week, we worked with our puppets and we learned a new strategy?" One little girl raises her hand: "Belly-breathing."

Efforts underway to improve newcomer student services, Ed Department says

Better data collection and resources for schools serving “newcomers” — students who are new to the U.S and who may or may not speak English — are being planned, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition said in a recent letter to a leader of a coalition of educators, researchers and advocacy organizations.

L.A. Unified's bilingual program for deaf students hailed as a model for California schools

Michele Bergeron knows that her 5-year-old son, who’s deaf, likes watermelon and pizza. He’s obsessed with airplanes, wants to play football, likes books about Spider-Man and someday wants to be tall like his dad. Her son, Lennon, attends California School for the Deaf in Fremont, a public K-12 school for deaf and hard-of-hearing students from throughout Northern California. Students as young as 14 months learn to sign at the same time they learn to read and write in English, which allows them to master both languages and communicate with their deaf peers and the hearing world alike.