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The Power of Family Stories

The Power of Family Stories

Oftentimes in academic settings, literacy skills are measured by reading levels and reading rates. While, surely, being able to read and comprehend a text fluently is important, multilingual students come from a home where English may not be the primary language used. Sometimes, the family members of multilingual students may not even be able to...
Meet the FACE Office Multilingual Family Support Unit!

Meet the FACE Office Multilingual Family Support Unit!

The Multilingual Family Support Unit has a team of people charged with supporting language access for multilingual families and students. There are seven Language Access Coordinators (LACs) and a bilingual Customer Support Liaison, a group of dedicated linguists who are responsible (among many other things) for translating District-wide and school-specific documents. The in-house team translates...

Family Engagement Around the World: India

Indian Pre-Primary School children at Divine Orchids International Preschool in Jawhar. India is an incredibly diverse country with a rich mixture of different cultures, religions, and languages, and education in India is as diverse as its people. More rural areas, such as villages and farms, tend to have single-room school houses that educate several grade...
Listening and Learning as a Way to Improve Communication with Multilingual Families

Listening and Learning as a Way to Improve Communication with Multilingual Families

Signing forms, talking to teachers, checking up on homework, and registering for school are all part of helping your child succeed academically. English-speaking parents often grow overwhelmed with the seemingly endless number of small tasks that must be completed for back to school season. While being a parent—no matter the circumstances—is difficult, it is important...