Caught in the Middle

Stover, Del
September 2008
American School Board Journal;Sep2008, Vol. 195 Issue 9, p24
The article focuses on the Sahuarita Unified School District in Nogales, Arizona. It discusses the challenges faced by the school due to its location near the U.S. and Mexico border. The increase in illegal immigrants crossing the border is noted and the effects of immigration on the school district are explored and considered to be minimal. The school's policy on teaching the English language to limited-proficiency students is described and the fact that the Sahuarita district is being monitored by the U.S. Education Department is addressed. The finances of the school are also explored.


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