Aurora school district expands translation and interpretation in response to parent demands

Article CAIRCO note: 
From article: families have listed 143 different languages as their preferred language...
Article author: 
Yesenia Robles
Article publisher: 
Chalkbeat
Article date: 
9 August 2018
Article category: 
Our American Future
Medium
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Hsa Mlu, a mother of four children, recently started receiving communications from her sons’ Aurora schools in her native Southeast Asian language, Karen.

“I am so excited,” Mlu, who has two sons in Aurora schools, said through an interpreter. “I am sure it’s going to be better for parents.” ...

District officials expect that the simplified process will increase demand for translation or interpretation services this school year, and so the district is preparing to expand its abilities with the allocated money.

In part, that means adding services in more languages. Right now, Aurora has in-house language services for Spanish, but in a district where families have listed 143 different languages as their preferred language, there’s a need for more ...