Wilson Charter School Embraces Students New To English
When Logan Crowe became Principal of Andrew H. Wilson Charter School three years ago, the school had fewer than 10 non-English-speaking students.
Crowe actively recruited native Spanish speakers from New Orleans' swelling Latino population, and this year Wilson has 61 English as a Second Language students enrolled... but no funds to hire a full time ESL teacher.
Sister Juanita Wood, a bilingual nun near retirement, volunteered for the task and is paid a part-time stipend.
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