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ESL Students and Literacy Support

Samantha Richardson reads a book to a group of three children who are seated on the floor in a circle around her.

Parents are a child's first, and perhaps most prominent, teacher. But what if parents lack the language confidence to engage with their ESL students in English reading, or even native language reading?

Alumna Samantha Richardson is tackling that problem in the diverse Evanston/Skokie school district, where more than 50 language groups are represented: