Migrant Students

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My first year of teaching I had a migrant student in my class and I didn’t even know about it (or what migrant status meant) for several months. I later learned that this meant that “Danny” could very likely have interrupted schooling experiences based on his parents’ work schedules, which revolved around crops. Migrant workers only have opportunities to work when they are needed to help with seasonal crops. This could mean that these families move frequently. This is a serious problem facing many ELL families. The good news for Danny and other migrant children is that there is support for them. This article at NPR Schools Hustle To Reach Kids Who Move With The Harvest, Not The School Year summarizes how Migrant Preschools work to meet the needs of these families.

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