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'Translation Units' Aid Parents of NYC Students

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'Translation Units' Aid Parents of NYC Students

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'Translation Units' Aid Parents of NYC Students

'Translation Units' Aid Parents of NYC Students

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There are new efforts by New York City school officials to accommodate parents who have limited comfort with English. It's a huge challenge — those parents speak some 180 different languages. A new "translation unit" lets them listen in to school conferences in six non-English languages. Beth Fertig of member station WNYC reports.

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