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Serving Recent Immigrant Students through School-Community Partnerships


Leaks, Rakeda
Stonehill, Robert M.


Arlington, VA: WETA

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

2008, 5 pages

Description of Resource

This article examines how district and school partnerships with community-based organizations can help schools better meet the needs of recent immigrant students. In particular, the article provides some examples of promising strategies in which community-based organizations and districts work together to address linguistic and cultural differences, help newcomers gain new language skills and catch up academically with their peers, and provide educational and social support to immigrant families.