International students find refuge, opportunity in Ritenour's English school

Last year, Ritenour School District administrators opened a one-classroom school for their fastest-growing student population: immigrants.

Some of these students fled to this country from broken families or neighborhoods terrorized by gangs and threatened by lawlessness, places where opportunities were few and far between. Many came on their own, or with siblings who were children like themselves, on buses or trains across the Mexican border.

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