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In Arkansas, schools are supposed to teach in English. Here’s how one district gets around it.

Mentors and liaisons in Springdale are determined to help Marshallese students preserve their language and culture, despite state law. And they hope their programs can grow.

In Arkansas, schools are supposed to teach in English. Here’s how one district gets around it.
Girl sitting with other students look to side

Once, students were punished for speaking Spanish. Here, they are honored.

Once, students were punished for speaking Spanish. Here, they are honored.
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New to America’s school system, this immigrant family found itself playing catch-up from the minute they enrolled

New to America’s school system, this immigrant family found itself playing catch-up from the minute they enrolled
Eighth grader Tanzid Sakib goes to public school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He arrived from Bangladesh at the age of 10.

Tanzid Sakib's first experience with an American school literally left him on the floor

Tanzid Sakib's first experience with an American school literally left him on the floor
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How do we raise a global nation?

How do we raise a global nation?
The Truong family arrived to the United States not long after fleeing Vietnam in 1975, when the then-capital of South Vietnam, Saigon, fell to the North Vietnamese army. Thu-Thuy Truong, far right, places bunny ears above her brother, Sy.

New to America, this young Vietnamese refugee wanted to ‘erase’ his past

A brother and sister remember their abrupt start to a new life in America after they fled collapsing South Vietnam. It's one story among the many collected by StoryCorps from Vietnamese refugees whose lives were changed by the fall of Saigon in 1975.

New to America, this young Vietnamese refugee wanted to ‘erase’ his past
Student at Gibson High School in Monrovia, Deborah Natt,16, is smiling to be back at school. At every entrance there is a handwashing station.

As Ebola loosens grip, Liberia's schools begin re-opening

In Liberia, the first thing pupils do is have their temperatures taken. Schools had been shut for seven months after the Ebola outbreak.

As Ebola loosens grip, Liberia's schools begin re-opening
Liberian American Shoana Solomon started a campaign called "I am a Liberian, not a virus," to combat the stigma of Ebola.

The 'I am Liberian, not a virus' campaign confronts the stigma of Ebola

Liberian American Shoana Solomon is one of four women who have launched the "I am Liberian, not a virus" campaign to fight the stigma of Ebola. She's been especially motivated to battle unwarranted fear of West Africans since her nine-year-old daughter was harassed at her school in Delaware.

The 'I am Liberian, not a virus' campaign confronts the stigma of Ebola