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Willmar Schools realigning program for English Learners to serve greater number of students


WILLMAR — The number of newcomer students with no English skills and little or no school experience is growing in the Willmar School District.

Jenni Gunga, coordinator of English Learner and Gifted/Talented programs, presented a report on the program at this week’s Willmar School Board meeting.

Willmar’s 2014 enrollment shows that about 20 percent of the district’s 4,100 students are English Learners. Statewide, the percentage of English Learners is 8 percent.

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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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