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Mahmoud Omer, left, gets help with his math worksheet from Cathy Nilles, a teacher in the English Learner program, during a class April 29 at the Willmar Middle School. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Newcomer students finding their way in Willmar

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WILLMAR — The English Learner classroom at Willmar Senior High was quiet, as students worked on learning to count money.

Using plastic dimes, nickels and quarters, they counted up to 42 cents, 36 cents, 67 cents, depending on the card they had from teacher Andrew Schultz.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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