There are more immigrants living in New York City than at any time since the 1920s. Thirty six percent of all New Yorkers were born outside the United States, according to the 2000 Census. The immigration boom has changed the face of the city's public schools. About two out of five city students live in households that speak a language other than English. New schools are opening to meet their needs. WNYC's Beth Fertig visited one of them, which is called the Flushing International School.
The link above is to a report from WNYC radio about Joe Luft's school in New York. Joe is the principal of Flushing International High School in Queens. Joe worked at Brooklyn International High School before becoming a principal. There are several of us hoping he finds some time to post to his weblog about his work at his new school.