School recruits Chinese translators for parent meetings

03/22/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Chinese interpreters have been recruited to help teachers at New York City's Stuyvesant High School -- where the Asian population has soared to 70% -- communicate with parents during parent-teacher conferences. Educators say the interpreters are more reliable communicators than students, help bridge the language divide and keep parents informed about student progress.

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