How one small town is teaching English to kids of immigrants


              Katherine Alfaro works with students at Russellville Elementary School, in Russellville, Ala., Aug. 9, 2022. Alfaro is an aide for English Language Learner students, many of whom speak Spanish at home. Russellville schools have the highest percentage of English Language Learners of any district in the state, and officials there have invested in aides and teachers who know how to work with those students. (Rebecca Griesbach/AL.com via AP)
            
              Katherine Alfaro works with students at Russellville Elementary School, in Russellville, Ala., Aug. 9, 2022. Alfaro is an aide for English Language Learner students, many of whom speak Spanish at home. Russellville schools have the highest percentage of English Language Learners of any district in the state, and officials there have invested in aides and teachers who know how to work with those students. (Rebecca Griesbach/AL.com via AP)
            
              Lety Vargas, a newly hired English Language teacher at Russellville Elementary School, in Russellville, Ala., coaches small groups of students on her first day of school, Aug. 9, 2022. For years, rural Russellville's Central American population has grown, with immigrants moving to town to work at the local chicken processing plant. Now, some Spanish-speaking adults who graduated from that same school system are returning to teach students, hoping to give today's English learners a better experience. (Rebecca Griesbach/AL.com via AP)
How one small town is teaching English to kids of immigrants