As Immigration Issues Roil the Nation, One Georgia Community and School Welcomes Refugees
ICS had the pleasure to have Conor Williams, New America education policy writer, visit our school a few months ago. He was interested in learning about our community and our educational model, especially for students who English is not their first language.
He now writes an article about immigration and integration. Mr. Williams provides a national and regional perspective. He highlights the Clarkston community and mentions Refuge Coffee and ICS for their core values and mission.
“Integration is central to ICS’s model — and its reality.”, writes Williams. “(At ICS) We value multiple perspectives, we value what each of our kids brings, because we have kids from over 30 countries.”, our Principal Mr. Velde-Cabrera says in an interview.
You can read the complete article HERE.
The 74 is a nonprofit news website focusing on education issues in the United States. Conor P. Williams is a senior researcher in New America’s Education Policy Program and founder of its Dual Language Learners National Work Group.