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Inside one Chicago school’s support group for migrant students

A student at Brighton Park Elementary School colors in the parts of her body that hurt when she is stressed. The activity was part of a support group for migrant students at the school.

Reema Amin / Chalkbeat

Inside one Chicago school’s support group for migrant students

A student at Brighton Park Elementary School colors in the parts of her body that hurt when she is stressed. The activity was part of a support group for migrant students at the school.

Reema Amin / Chalkbeat

Inside one Chicago school’s support group for migrant students

The program offers language learning and social-emotional support as students cope with the stresses and trauma of migration.

A student at Brighton Park Elementary School colors in the parts of her body that hurt when she is stressed. The activity was part of a support group for migrant students at the school.

Reema Amin / Chalkbeat

   

As the number of new arrivals to the city continues to climb, public institutions are adapting to meet the demand. Chicago Public Schools doesn’t track immigration status, but this year nearly 8,000 students are enrolled in the district as English-language learners, compared to a yearly average of around 3,000.

Reset speaks with a reporter to learn more about one school program supporting the unique needs of migrant students.

GUEST: Reema Amin, reporter, Chalkbeat Chicago

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