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April 24, 2016
Chalkbeat-led series wins a top prize from Indiana’s state journalism awards
Lost In Translation, a Chalkbeat-led joint project published in partnership with the Indianapolis Star and WFYI Public Media, was honored Friday by the Indiana…
September 28, 2015
School districts use extra state aid to push new services for English learners
school districts this summer got an unexpected bonus: about twice as much money starting this school year to better support children who are still learning English.
May 15, 2015
10 inspiring minutes on education, freedom and the American dream
Last week, Chalkbeat brought together four people from Lost in Translation for a panel discussion. Watch these 10 minutes of highlights and be prepared to be moved.
May 5, 2015
After funding boost, schools consider how to better help English language learners
Chalkbeat, the Star and WFYI will host a panel discussion at the Central Library at 6 p.m. Wednesday on improving services for English language learners.
April 24, 2015
Reporters discuss 'Lost In Translation' in radio interview
Chalkbeat Bureau Chief Scott Elliott and reporters Stephanie Wang of the Indianapolis Star and Eric Weddle discussed the series on WFYI's No Limits.
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April 22, 2015
After glitch, Russian-language math test includes some questions in Korean
About 200 students may have to retake the mandated state math test, which was administered Wednesday.
June 20, 2012
Lawsuit demands DOE increase language services for parents
Parents attended a rally at Tweed Hall, where they demanded the DOE provide more translation and interpretation services to those whose children require special education. Advocates filed a federal complaint today against the city Department of Education that they said represents years of troubling reports from parents who don't speak English. Hundreds of those parents have come to the advocacy groups with concerns that the department doesn't provide sufficient language services for navigating special education. And with extensive special education reforms in progress, the need for language services is more pressing than ever, said Kim Sweet, executive director of Advocates for Children. AFC, which represents low-income students and students with disabilities, joined with New York Lawyers for the Public Interest to file the complaint with the U.S. Office of Civil Rights on behalf of 19 city families. The complaint charges the city with violating federal, state, and city laws by failing to provide translation services for the parents of children with special needs. The complaint profiles one of the parents in detail. Nyuk Siem Looi, who speaks only Cantonese, has two sons who are autistic and cannot speak. According to the complaint, Looi has been told to bring her own interpreter to meetings and pressured to sign documents about her sons' educational programs that she could not understand. Parents named in the complaint were joined by dozens of others at a rally on the steps of City Hall today after the complaint was filed, many holding umbrellas to relieve themselves from more than 90-degree heat.
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