Chinese school helps students retain their Asian heritage

LEARNING TRADITION—Volunteer Ming Fei, left, helps 7-year-old Aipeng “Nikki” St. Charles work on a lesson at the Grant Brimhall Library in Thousand Oaks last Monday. Fei works with the Thousand Oaks Chinese School, which is affiliated with the Conejo Chinese Cultural Association.
Though 7-year-old Aipeng St. Charles has spent nearly all her life in America, she still feels deeply connected to her native China.
To keep her close to her heritage, Aipeng’s parents, who adopt...

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