Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Global learning: DeKalb elementary school an international cultural hub

The immigrant children are learning about the US and their classmates are learning about all the countries they came from.   - - Donna Poisl


DeKALB – Principal Cristy Meyer might not be able to list all 23 countries represented in Jefferson Elementary School's student body, but she's keenly aware of what a diverse school she runs.

Jefferson, 211 McCormick Drive in DeKalb is the designated DeKalb School District 428 school for English language learner students. While some of those students could be from DeKalb, many have come other countries such as Turkey, South Korea, Kosovo or Spain.

“We have a little League of Nations here,” said Meyers. “I think about how rich of an education they're getting here. They have a little slice of the world.”
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