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Immigration has drastically changed Indianapolis over the past 15 years.

The change has been subtle enough to where it's gone practically unnoticed by some, but schools have had to adust rapidly as they have faced major changes in the populations they serve. There are upqards of 70 langauges being spoken in some Marion County districts.

Some schools have adapted well to their expanded population of English language learners. Others are struggling.

On Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at the Central Library, a panel of educators and experts, moderated by Chalkbeat Indiana reporter Hayleigh Colombo, will focus on the issues, challenges, and successes ELL students face in our schools.

The discussion will also seek to explore how our schools can better serve students learning English as a new language and what's different about schools that have adapted well to the changes.

The event is brought to you as a part of WFYI's American Graduate Initiative. Share your thoughts and follow along with this and other WFYI American Graudate conversations on Facebook and Twitter using #AmGradIndy.

More information may be found here.

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