In Aftermath Of Hurricane Maria, Hartford Educators Say They Need More Help

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It’s mid-March and Hartford Public High School teacher Bridget Allison goes over essay-writing tips for her fourth-period class. After a while, she checks in on a group of students who are seated together — a few of the evacuees from Puerto Rico.

She wants to make sure they understood her instructions. But Allison doesn’t speak Spanish, the students’ dominant language. And she doesn’t have a tutor in her class to help.

“We already don’t have what we need to help these students,” Allison told Connecticut Public Radio. “We do not have enough ESL teachers.” Check out the full story

By Vanessa de la Torre, Connecticut Public Radio


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