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SOLUTIONS: Ontario schools overcome the pandemic to set English learners up for success

Ashely Anahitzy Vega Maldonado, 13, stands with a portrait she painted of a ballet dancer. The Ontario Middle School student loves to paint and dance, and dreams of becoming an actress and model when she grows up. (Liliana Frankel/The Enterprise)

ONTARIO – Ashely Anahitzy Vega Maldonado arrived from her small home town in Mexico in 2017 to enter fourth grade at Aiken Elementary School.

She came to join her parents, who arrived in Malheur County years earlier to work in a dairy in Ontario. 

Although Ashely . . .