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Local pre-K seeks Hispanic students

July 28, 2006
English Language LearnersQuality and CurriculumSpecial Education
Melissa Tyndall
The Leaf Chronicle, Clarksville, TN

Schools, local Hispanics hope to open language barriers

Belinda Rodriguez and her son, Drak Fernandez, came to the United States from Puerto Rico seven months ago to have a better life, but they still have problems. Drak, a 3-year-old with a persistent smile, is autistic — driving a wedge into the language barrier between Spanish and English because he barely speaks at all.