STANFORD - Students struggling with English in the classrooms of Lincoln County can now find help beyond their school's front doors.
Centre College students enrolled in an education psychology class are leaving campus to venture into field work, helping Hispanic and migrant children catch up to their classmates and brush up on their English skills.
Lincoln County English Language Learners advocate Anthony Beeler invited Centre students to help Lincoln pupils who are in danger of falling through the cracks. Those threatened include migrant workers' children who move through different school districts as their families follow work.
"Generally they have lower test scores ... They don't have a good, consistent education," said Beeler.
The number of such students in Lincoln County schools has jumped in the last several years from nine to 25, said Beeler, increasing the need for extended programs to help transient students.