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Report on Willmar Senior High reveals multiple challenges


WILLMAR — In the past, students who didn’t speak English at Willmar Senior High needed to learn the language to “unlock” all the learning they had experienced.

In the past six years, “we have students (arriving) that do not have a history of education,” Senior High Principal Paul Schmitz told the Willmar School Board Monday.

Schmitz spoke with the board about a plan for improving achievement at the Senior High and explained some of the school’s past test scores.

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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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