Charter school focuses on teaching youngsters English
New Jamaica Plain charter school’s mission is to help students overcome language barriers
Nearly 80 percent of the 100 students at Match Community Day Charter School in Jamaica Plain here lack fluency in English. So, they’re working to polish their English-language skills through intensive tutoring they receive each day. The high enrollment of these students makes Match Community Day stand out among charter schools statewide, which often are accused by its critics of ignoring so called English-language learners, a group that is struggling immensely across the state and can be a drain on standardized test scores.