GREENSBORO — A 30-minute nap in class each day at Newcomers School was the only rest one student got for weeks.

The student, a 17-year-old African named Idrissa, worked nights at McDonald’s to support himself and his 16-year-old sister. He left work in time to change clothes quickly before catching the school bus at about 6:15 a.m.

The situation is not unusual, said Candice Bailey, the principal at Newcomers, which provides up to one year of focused instruction for immigrant and refugee students new to the United States…

From “Newcomers School bridges language gap among Guilford Students”

Please read this article from Marquita Brown, posted on, published by the News & Record

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