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Published October 12, 2012, 02:12 PM

Educators Meet in Bismarck, Discuss Meeting the Needs of Students

Schools across the state continue to enroll more students but some of those students need more attention than others. Yesterday hundreds of teachers and administrators met in Bismarck to talk about students' special needs in the state as well as students who need help learning English.

By: WDAZ Staff Reports, WDAZ

Schools across the state continue to enroll more students but some of those students need more attention than others. Yesterday hundreds of teachers and administrators met in Bismarck to talk about students' special needs in the state as well as students who need help learning English.

The Grand Forks school district is one of many which have seen more students enroll in the English Language Learners program. With more students in the ELL program the district has also hired more staff.

Jody Thompson, Grand Forks Assistant Superintendent: “We have two elementary schools that serve our ELL students, one middle and one high school, and those numbers have increased probably forty students over the last couple of years and this year added a new magnet school at one of our elementary schools”

Thompson says immigrant and refugee numbers are also up in the district.

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