Siham Hussin, 14, describes what it is like to wear a headscarf.
Cassandra is an immigrant from Haiti. She speaks both English and Haitian Creole. If your first language is something other than English, practice it and don’t forget it. You’ll be glad you did!
Many students in New York City start school without speaking any English. But knowing and remembering a first language helps students to learn English and do better in school.