When English Isn’t a Child’s First Language

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – After leaving Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria in 2017, Moises Diaz and his family faced a new challenge: acclimating themselves to a new home and culture in Campbell. Integrating his five children into Campbell City School District came with its own set of challenges, not the least of which being the language barrier. Cultural differences, understanding how the school system worked, the weather and even the food took some getting used to. “In Puerto Rico,

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