Do refugees learn more in ‘international’ schools? | Joanne

Students at GEO International High School in Kentucky, all recent immigrants or refugees, present history projects to the class. Photo: Meredith Kolodner

“Segregating” refugees may help them integrate, suggests the Hechinger Report’s Meredith Kolodner. Bowling Green, Kentucky has opened a special “international” high school for newly arrived refugees and immigrants next to a comprehensive high school.

Faris Nakhal, 18, who survived a kidnapping in Syria, chose to attend GEO International High with “Somali, Iraqi, Burmese, Bhutanese, Ethiopian and Latin American teenagers,” writes…

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