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From left, Katherine Holzheuser, teacher at Northwest Classen High School, and Andrea Melendez, student, during the Gazette interview, 12-9-15.  (Mark Hancock)

Oklahoma City schools strive to educate immigrant students

Oklahoma City schools strive to educate immigrant students

Teachers in Oklahoma City Public Schools are determined to educate immigrant students despite language barriers and varying levels of past education.

Ms. Killy Higham teaches a lesson to her first grade class at Shidler Elementary in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Suspension rates fall at OKC schools, but are core discipline, safety and education concerns being addressed?

“It’s about trust and relationships between me, the teachers and the students,” Principal Ayala concluded. “That’s what makes this work.”

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