Education
8:35 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Services For Non-English Speaking Families Often Lacking In New Orleans Schools

For decades, New Orleans’ largest bilingual community has been Vietnamese-American. Now, since Katrina, the number of Spanish-speaking families has been growing rapidly.

Eve Troeh and Katy Reckdahl interview on ESL services.

Reporter Katy Reckdahl has been looking at services for both of those growing communities in New Orleans’ public schools. She found the charter system and One App programs can make language services more complicated.

Reckdahl's reporting on the topic appears in The Advocate, The Lens and The Hechinger Report. WWNO News Director Eve Troeh sat down with Reckdahl to talk more about the issue.

Support for education coverage on WWNO comes from Baptist Community Ministries, Entergy and the Hechinger Report.