English-language learners, refugee students surge in OPS
Betsy Hoefer, a teacher at Monroe Middle School, right, works with Pawlew Paw, 12, left, and Rosalind Htoo, 14, in an ESL class at Kennedy Elementary School in Omaha in this July 2013 photo.
Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 12:00 am
The number of English-language learners and refugee students in the Omaha Public Schools continues to surge, with one in three OPS students speaking a language other than English at home.
Omaha's growing Hispanic population and the city's position as a resettlement hub for refugees are two of the driving forces behind the rise of students in the English-language learner program.
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 12:00 am.