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Refugees & Immigrants

No refuge yet (Parts one and two)
In drug-riddled Northeast Baltimore, the murder of a Bhutanese refugee has catalyzed a new approach to community crime fighting. (WYPR Baltimore Public Radio, 2011)

New order in the court?
Baltimore’s immigration court pilots a controversial program designed to cut through a backlog of 300,000 cases nationwide. (WYPR Baltimore Public Radio, 2011)

Starting to feel like home
As 5th grader and former refugee Bill Clinton Hadam joins an elite Olympic soccer training team, his growing family starts to put down roots in America. (The Christian Science Monitor, 2010)

What’s it like to be a refugee in the US today?
In a “fundamentally broken” system, homelessness threatens many; some are returning to war to make a living. (The Christian Science Monitor, 2009; winner of 2010 International Award for Solidarity with Refugees)

Bill Clinton’s 7-Year-Old Brother
Two years into his American life, refugee Igey Muzeleya decided to rewrite his origin story.  (This American Life, Public Radio International, 2009)

NeemaLost in Migration
She survived genocide and rape, but can Neema John beat US immigration’s red tape to be reunited with her refugee family? (The Christian Science Monitor, 2009; 2010 American Society of Journalists and Authors award winner)

Public school dares to talk about faith
Looking back at a year of change at Atlanta’s diverse International Community School. (The Christian Science Monitor, 2009; winner of National Award for Education Reporting, 2009)

crowdingCharter school crisis: A place to call home
A Georgia public school is crammed into a rented church, while a school building nearby stands empty. (The Christian Science Monitor, 2009; winner of National Award for Education Reporting, 2009)

Hello Again … and Again
A dispatch from Tanzania about the cultural significance of comically long hellos. (The Christian Science Monitor, 2009)

thayoomoo and jessieTackling the three Rs in a second language
Math may be a universal language, but what happens when a word problem has words you don’t know? (The Christian Science Monitor, 2009; winner of National Award for Education Reporting, 2009)

bill and mathWho’s failing – the student or the test?
A young refugee has been making strides in US school. Why does the government still consider him a failure? (The Christian Science Monitor, 2009; winner of National Award for Education Reporting, 2009)

ann griffith3rd grade math: a teacher’s calculus
Remember those endless times tables? Under “No Child Left Behind,” the rules have changed. (The Christian Science Monitor, 2009; winner of National Award for Education Reporting, 2009)

Shooting Expands a School Community
When a student’s brother kills staff members’ longtime friend, a school pulls together to support both families. (The Christian Science Monitor, 2008; winner of National Award for Education Reporting, 2008)

“No Child” Leaving Charter School Behind?
With educations interrupted by war, essential refugee teaching assistants are vulnerable to firing under the law. (The Christian Science Monitor, 2008; winner of National Award for Education Reporting, 2008)

Spirit of a School Confronts Letter of the Law
As leadership, laws, and funding change, a school’s future hangs in the balance. (The Christian Science Monitor, 2008; winner of National Award for Education Reporting, 2008)

ICS bulletin boardMaking Community From a World of Difference
A Georgia charter brings together refugees, immigrants and American-born kids in a multilingual, multicultural experiment. (The Christian Science Monitor, 2008; winner of National Award for Education Reporting, 2008)

A 9-year-old’s Georgia Refuge
Meet Congolese refugee Bill Clinton Hadam, his family, and the Georgia apartment where his American story began. (The Christian Science Monitor, 2008; winner of International Award for Solidarity with Refugees, 2010)

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