‘I’m Going to Learn Everything:' Dallas ISD Makes a Home for Refugee Children

Zoya Bakhtiear was just a toddler when she left for America. She remembers standing in an airport in her home country of Afghanistan and feeling scared while her “whole family cried.” “I was so sad that I would never see Afghanistan again,” she said.Now 6-years-old, Zoya hardly seems like a girl scared by much of anything as she walks into her first grade classroom. She makes a point to smile at strangers, and she’s shockingly honest -- honest enough to tell anyone about how her whole family cried when they left their home.  Continue reading...

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