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English language learners increasing in Dickinson schools

November 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

As people flock to North Dakota to take part in one of the biggest oil booms in U.S. history, regional traditions from across the country are making their way to the small prairie town founded by the railroad and built by the hands of European immigr…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

English language learners increasing in Dickinson schools

November 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

As people flock to North Dakota to take part in one of the biggest oil booms in U.S. history, regional traditions from across the country are making their way to the small prairie town founded by the railroad and built by the hands of European immigr…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

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New English Language Learners Program to a Northside School

February 14, 2012 in WDAZ

A Northside Neighborhood school may soon offer an English Language Learning program.

On Monday, Grand Forks School District officials asked the School Board to add the district’s second program to help alleviate overcrowding at Century Elementary school. Continue Reading

Superintedent: ‘Disconnect’ over Century’s ELL program

November 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Some parents complain English learners add to overcrowdingAt a meeting with the Parent-Teacher Organization, school district officials agreed the school has grown “pretty significant” enrollment growth. They said the district is making changes to ease the overcrowding, possibly adding a second ELL magnet elementary school to the mix. Continue Reading

Parents say too many refugees at Century school

October 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Petition suggests ELL students be moved or limited; district mulling more staff Immigrants and refugees are taxing the resources of Century Elementary School in Grand Forks and the School District ought to move some or all of them to north-end schools that suffer enrollment shortages, according to a petition circulating among school parents. Continue Reading

Learning the language

August 17, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

First step for many refugees is English classes
Purna Acharya’s English is coming along nicely.
She is shy and soft-spoken, still a little tentative with the language. American slang still confounds her, as do some English phrases that seem natural to native speakers but illogical to people new to the language. Continue Reading