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Distict 153 sees helping kids learn English essential to their success

Homewood District 153 is serving a melting pot of students, and not all of them come to school with an understanding of English. Or they speak English, but their parents don’t. The numbers have been increasing. Children are enrolled whose heritage is from Nigeria, Lithuania, China, Mexico, Japan, the Philippines. The district’s English Learners (EL) Program, formerly English as a Second Language, is designed to help students transition to English so they can be full participants in the classroom. The district also has a number of programs to help parents acclimate so they can better . . .

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