At This Dallas School, It Takes a Village to Help Refugee Kids Learn to Read

Students at McShan Elementary School come from some of the world’s most tormented spots — Iraq, Bhutan, Somalia and Congo, to name a few.They fled with their families from civil war, famine or persecution. Now, they’re refugees resettled in Dallas. With help from an army of volunteers, McShan students are tackling their next challenge: the English language.For an hour or more each week, 125 grown-ups tutor an equal number of refugee students, many of whom had little or no formal schooling before coming to the United States.  Continue reading...

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