January 27, 2012
Aleishka Rodriguez, a fourth-grader at Youngstown’s Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, enrolled in the
school as a second-grader speaking Spanish. Now, with help from her teacher, Joan Fahey, others at the school and family members, Aleishka speaks English fluently. About 250 students participate in the city schools’
English language learners program for students who speak other languages.