PHOENIX — Staying connected during the coronavirus pandemic has been trying for parents and students at a Phoenix school for refugees who speak more than a dozen languages.
A teaching assistant got creative by creating group chats on a messaging app in Swahili and some of the other six languages he knows.
The struggles connecting with refugee families from 18 countries during the pandemic come amid a larger challenge for Valencia Newcomer School.
The student body shrank after the Trump administration set a historically low annual cap of 18,000 to be resettled nationwide.
What Valencia will look like in the future partly depends on the November election.