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'Behind the billion': Bilingual facilitators bridge gap between schools, families

from Capital Gazette

Karen McDonough walks into the guidance office at South River High School and meets with Santos Reyes and Ruth Portillo. Their 15-year-old daughter, Ana, is having behavior problems and they need Karen to translate what the school counselor says. Portillo left her daughter with her grandparents in El Salvador when Ana was around 2. Ana made her way to America and has been in the school for a year-and-a-half. While mother and daughter are reuniting, the two are just getting to know each other after more than a decade apart. more

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