Learning & Growing with a Diverse Student Body

August 30, 2019

School officials take part in a roundtable discussion.

Cincinnati Public Schools principals, teachers and administrators are working together to learn about the changing needs of our diverse student population.

Over summer break, more than 70 school officials attended the first session in an ongoing series — Networking with Immigrant Agency Partners to Welcome English Learners’ Families.

Participants represented schools including the Academy of Multilingual Immersion Studies, Aiken School, Academy of World Languages, Gilbert A. Dater High School, Midway School, Mt. Airy School, Roberts Academy and Withrow High School.

During the first session, principals, teachers and administrators heard stories from immigrants about their journeys to the United States. The day also included a presentation on changing demographics, needs and support services that are available to families. Participants had a chance to take part in a roundtable discussion about what they had learned during the day.

Xavier University’s Brueggeman Center for Dialogue provided the space, food and drinks.

The series is hosted by the Department of Student Services, in partnership with Refugee Connect, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of refugees in Cincinnati, fostering community acceptance and inclusion and constructing a sustainable support system.

Three additional sessions are planned over the school year.

Learn more about the great things happening at Cincinnati Public Schools: https://www.cps-k12.org/.

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