Pennsylvania school district adapts to influx of immigrant students
| Dec 08, 2010
The influx of Spanish-speakers to Hazleton, Pennsylvania, gained national attention when its mayor tried to punish landlords who rented to illegal immigrants. But it's not just the adults who are changing the area's demographics, according to a report by Elizabeth Fiedler of WHYY News.
The Hazleton School District has the challenging task of educating a flood of students who are not fluent in English. The district's approach has not been bilingual education or a "sink or swim" immersion into regular classrooms. Read about what the district is doing to reach students and their parents or listen to interviews at Newsworks, the online site of WHYY News.