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Puerto Rican Students Displaced by Storm Adjust to Mainland Schools

Feb 13, 2018 by

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The flow of students from Puerto Rico has slowed in recent weeks, but mainland schools continue to take in new evacuees five months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

In parts of the country with large Puerto Rican communities, districts are still hiring bilingual staff, monitoring students closely for signs of trauma, reconfiguring classrooms, tinkering with their budgets, and hoping that state education departments cough up more money to help cover the unexpected costs.

In Florida, which has taken in the largest number of Puerto Rican evacuees to date, educators are grappling with needs large and small, including ensuring that …

Source: Puerto Rican Students Displaced by Storm Adjust to Mainland Schools – Education Week

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