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VIDEO: A Parent’s Campaign to Break Down Language Barriers for ELL Families

Schools around the world, take note: This poignant video shows how one parent in Seattle, Washington (the northwest U.S.) fought for other parents to get interpreting and translation services.

If you don’t understand the language of your child’s school—how can you help your child? The answer is that you can’t, or not easily—unless you have language assistance. Teresa Garcia felt she was failing her daughter. Later, she became a champion for change.

Watch this parent’s journey. It is part of Education Week‘s new Parent Changemakers series.

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Article originally found in INTERSECT weekly update from February 2, 2018.

Related to: Education Interpreters, Interpreter/Translator News, Language Access Advocates

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