For English Language Learners, School Ties Are Key To Overcoming Pandemic Challenges

Sultan Abdul Aziz is a student at Manchester West High School in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Sarah Gibson/NHPR)

On Tuesday, the Manchester, New Hampshire School District announced tentative plans to expand in-person classes from two days a week to four, starting in May. And at Manchester West High School in Manchester, that experiment is well underway.

For over a month, staff there have been encouraging students who are learning English as a second language and others needing extra help to come in four days a week.

And getting students re-engaged a year into the pandemic is a massive effort.

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