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Hazleton school district defends record with Latinos in wake of voting rights lawsuit

In the wake of a lawsuit alleging discrimination, the Hazleton Area School District says it has been doing the best it can to serve the area’s growing Latino student population.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Reading’s two new school board members want to tackle youth violence and language barriers

The largest school district in Berks County – and the 4th largest in the state – will have two newly elected school board members starting this year.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 gets funding boost for their adult ESL program

Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13, which serves hundreds of English language learners in central Pennsylvania, received $999,000.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

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How one Pittsburgh area school district is trying to reach its 650 Nepali families

This school year the Baldwin-Whitehall district is piloting the Talking Points smartphone app that allows teachers to send translated text messages.

By Sarah Schneider/WESA

Advocates call for postponement of test for English learners

Advocates from the Philadelphia-based Education Law Center and other groups are pushing to postpone the exam, which is administered in person, since COVID-19 numbers remain high and the disease has disproportionately impacted immigrant, Black, and Latino families.

By Alanna Elder/WITF