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Student Perspective

On any given weekday afternoon, Maria can be found leading a conversation circle, creating art or playing with preschoolers at a bilingual D.C. charter school. She works as an afterschool associate, tasked with taking care of the children and continuing their learning after the school day is over. “I love being with the kids, playing… Read more »

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Quick Facts

  • 43

    Different languages spoken by students

  • 2,500+

    Diverse adult learners enrolled annually

  • 400+

    students graduated in 2017

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Check out this great example of arts and language learning in the ESL for Families classroom at the Truesdell Educational Campus. As part of their community unit, students were asked to draw important community places and to practice asking and answering relevant questions. Then through a partnership with the school’s Arts Department, students built 3D representations of the places such as their homes, churches, the school and more. The models were then grouped together to make a community representation. ... See MoreSee Less

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On May 9th Dr. Abraham Castañeda, a Carlos Rosario Paraeducator Program student, shared his perspectives as an immigrant adult learner during a briefing in Congress. The panel discussion focused on the potential of adult literacy education to transform lives and was attended primarily by congressional education liaisons/aides. The Adult Literacy Caucus, co-chaired by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) and Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) supported the panel, which was part of a broader advocacy day hosted by the National Coalition for Literacy. During his speech Abraham said, “All of the students at Carlos Rosario School have grown from learning English. The school empowers us to understand the language and culture. It also teaches us about civil rights, to be better citizens, to become someone in this land.” ... See MoreSee Less

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In one of our English literacy classes, students are working on their reading speed by reading sight words and timing each other. They're doing this many times throughout the semester and recording their progress. This activity is helps students build their confidence as well as their reading comprehension and writing skills. ... See MoreSee Less

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