Schools Hustle to Reach Kids Who Move With the Harvest, Not the School Year
The children of migrant workers are some of the country’s
poorest, most undereducated and hardest to track down. But
tracking them down is exactly what a preschool for migrant
children needs to do.
Families move with planting and harvest schedules, not the school year. In 2015, the U.S. Department of Education spent about $365 million to fund migrant education programs in 47 states so that children can pick up school again where ever their families land. NPR wondered what a day looks like for these children, so they asked if they could visit a clustered preschool center.