Schools help refugee kids learn English, adapt to US life


I migrant children from thirty two countries being taught how to read and how to act in the classroom at the Los Americas newcomers school in Houston where Marie Marino is the principal as soon as they walk in the door we want them to feel welcome feel safe some children may be frightened by the sound of a helicopter or other reminders of military conflicts in their homeland and others disrupt classes by turning unfamiliar light switches on and off at the Valencia newcomers school in Phoenix ten year old Rebecca cow what says she was raised in Uganda they lack the school because fifty the teacher English educators worry though with president trump lowering the cap on refugees to a historic low will the funding be there for their schools going forward I'm Jackie Quinn

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