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Focusing on parent involvement for immigrant student academic success

AleixoM.jpgDr. Marina Aleixo, from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (Second Languages and Cultures), recently spoke with Tim Post from Minnesota Public Radio about improving immigrant student performance through parent involvement.

"If their parent knows about what is going on in school, they're at home asking their child, 'What happened in school today? Do you have homework?'" explains Aleixo. "All of these things translate into higher motivation into greater dedication to school."

Read the story, which covers a range of challenges facing immigrant students in Minnesota, and listen to the full version on featured audio at MPR's website.

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