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Teaching in Cherokee: Kindergarten Means Words, Pictures

Certified teacher Rainy Brake learned Cherokee as a second language after she began teaching elementary classes at New Kituwah Academy six years ago. She works alongside Louise Brown, who is fluent in Cherokee. In the beginning, Brake interacted very little with students. She took the student quizzes and did projects alongside them to become more fluent.   Now, however, she's animated in class. On a recent morning when an Associated Press reporter was visiting, Brake raised her...

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