For Families with Language Barriers, What Worked in Remote Learning?

by | December 8, 2021

By Paola GilliamDecember 8, 2021

Many Opportunity Culture districts serve significant numbers of students whose families speak primarily Spanish. How did the spring 2020 shift to remote learning affect them, and did they have any new educational experiences that they wish would continue post-pandemic? We interviewed a parent and child from seven families in five Opportunity Culture districts—from small rural to large city districts—to find out.

And what we heard reinforced what we hear in all Opportunity Culture schools, pandemic or not—it all comes down to relationships and communication. Families told us what challenges they confronted, and what successes they hope continue.

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