Lawmakers visit Newcomer Academy

Four adults stand talking to four students seated at desks

State Assemblymembers Pat Fahy and John McDonald toured the Newcomer Academy on Wednesday and learned how students are learning to discover their own identities as they become established in their new country.

Fahy and McDonald, joined by Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams and Newcomer Academy Coordinator Kristen Backes, talked to students of all ages about the work they are doing in the five-week summer program, which serves about 160 students in kindergarten-grade 12 who are in the beginning stages of learning English.

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The program works out of Edmund O’Neal School of Excellence, home of Albany International Center – where many of the students will attend this fall.

Thank you, Assemblymember Fahy and Assemblymember McDonald, for your ongoing support of the City School District of Albany and all our programs!