Teacher Promotes Racial Tolerance Using Technology – In the last five years, hundreds of thousands of children and young people have sought asylum in the United States fleeing violence and extreme poverty in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Some have found refuge in Oakland, California, where they have enrolled in schools, learned English and joined students from other countries with different languages and customs. Those differences, however, sometimes generate friction and disagreements. To address this problem, a high school teacher is making creative use of technology to promote mutual respect and tolerance. Zaidee Stavely visited her classroom and reports from Oakland.
This story was reported with support from the Education Writers Association Reporting Fellowship.
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