Newcomer schools: Separate and better? | Joanne

Michael Krell teaches statistics at the International Academy, a program for  immigrant students at Cardozo Educational Campus in Washington, D.C. Photo: Natalie Gross

Special schools designed for recent immigrants are helping students learn English quickly and catch up academically, reports Natalie Gross in The Atlantic.

But some critics worry the model segregates immigrants, while others complain about “focusing too many resources on immigrant children when the test scores and graduation rates of native-born students of color also lag behind those of their white peers,” writes Gross….

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