Language issues make school involvement tough for immigrants

Jun 30, 2015 by

New Yorkers speak 180 languages and nearly half of public school students speak a language other than English at home.

New Yorkers, who come from every corner of the world, speak 180 languages. Not surprisingly, nearly half of public school students speak a language other than English at home.

This makes life difficult for the city’s Department of Education, which, according to federal law and its own regulations, must provide translation and interpretation services to the thousands of parents of those children whose first language is not English. It is not an easy task.

 

Source: Language issues make school involvement tough for immigrants – NY Daily News

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