Schools Try to Figure Out How to Deal with Influx of Immigrant Students

As U.S. presidential candidates fight over the best way to address the influx of Central Americans across the Southwest border — with debate about building walls and deporting immigrants — the nation’s public schools have opened their doors, taking responsibility for helping tens of thousands of children find their footing here.

Mississippi Superintendent: Poverty Drives Chronic Absenteeism

Poverty is a primary driver of chronic school absenteeism, the state superintendent of education said yesterday, while calling for “proactive” ways to reverse the problem, which leads to lower test scores and other learning challenges.

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