refugees http://tpr.org en The Refugee Story, Part 4: Learning And Growing http://tpr.org/post/refugee-story-part-4-learning-and-growing <p>Although a few foreign refugees come from cities where they had sophisticated education opportunities, many lived in remote areas where there were no schools, or in refugee camps where they may have received sporadic education.</p><p>Most are immersed in an irrelevant environment when they come here -- obstacles like speaking English,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">taking the bus,&nbsp;even&nbsp;learning to work in an American kitchen can be challenging.</span></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 19:15:02 +0000 Eileen Pace 23882 at http://tpr.org The Refugee Story, Part 4: Learning And Growing The Refugee Story, Part 3: Educating Refugee Children http://tpr.org/post/refugee-story-part-3-educating-refugee-children <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Of the more than 10,000 refugees living in San Antonio, 80 percent are women and children and the high influx of students presents unique challenges for educators.</span></p><p>In the third part of her series, "The Refugee Story: Building New Lives," TPR’s Eileen Pace examines the dynamics of teaching a large population of students who arrive in the U.S. with diverse languages and skills.</p><p>“Yes, Barack will do that last one,” Colonies North Elementary teacher Sara Aguirre tells her students as she points to a classroom exercise on nouns and verbs.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:21:55 +0000 Eileen Pace 23862 at http://tpr.org The Refugee Story, Part 3: Educating Refugee Children The Source: Refugees in San Antonio | 2014 Economic Forecasts http://tpr.org/post/source-refugees-san-antonio-2014-economic-forecasts <p><strong>In the first &nbsp;segment:</strong></p><p></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:59:59 +0000 Paul Flahive 23820 at http://tpr.org The Source: Refugees in San Antonio | 2014 Economic Forecasts The Refugee Story, Part 2: Finding Opportunity http://tpr.org/post/refugee-story-part-2-finding-opportunity <p></p><p>Almost 10,000 refugees have arrived in San Antonio over the past decade, many of whom might otherwise have died in their home countries or in refugee camps.</p><p>Although many come without a command of English, or job skills, there are stories of hope among the new arrivals.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 20:27:02 +0000 Eileen Pace 23772 at http://tpr.org The Refugee Story, Part 2: Finding Opportunity The Refugee Story: Building New Lives http://tpr.org/post/refugee-story-building-new-lives <p></p><p><strong>CORRECTION</strong>,<strong> 12/19/13</strong>: The stricken statement below regarding Texas's ranking among states that take in refugees is incorrect.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 19:11:39 +0000 Eileen Pace 23699 at http://tpr.org The Refugee Story: Building New Lives Same-Sex Couples Want Inclusion In Immigration Reform http://tpr.org/post/same-sex-couples-want-inclusion-immigration-reform <h2>&nbsp;</h2><p></p><h2><strong>Fronteras</strong>: Gay and lesbian activists are fighting to be included as U.S.&nbsp;immigration reform takes shape. The new Somali president has called for Somali refugees in the U.S. to return to their homeland and help rebuild the nation. Will young Somalis heed his call? We look at a&nbsp;new university housing model in New Mexico for student&nbsp;veterans. Also, we get the scoop on this year's CineFestival, which spotlights Latino films in San Antonio. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 19:05:34 +0000 Crystal Chavez 6757 at http://tpr.org Same-Sex Couples Want Inclusion In Immigration Reform