For a Better Life highlights the stories of our public schools as they educate immigrant and refugee families who are overcoming obstacles on their path to a better life. Learn what the English Language Learner population looks like in the state and how families coming to Nebraska are welcomed and cared for in our public schools.
In this mini series, we hope to bridge the connection between the immigrant and refugee experience and the American experience to understand students in our public schools.
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We visited Wilber Czech Days to understand the state’s deep-rooted immigrant history, traveled to the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. to understand the national impact on incoming populations and we’ve worked with Lincoln Public Schools’ bilingual liaisons to find families to share what the experience looks like through their eyes.
Influenced by what we learned from Schuyler Public Schools and Omaha Public Schools, the short videos illustrate changing demographics.
We filmed in Mexico to create empathy for our neighbors and help others understand how our public schools aid children and families when they arrive in Nebraska.