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U.S. Schools Brace For An Influx Of Students From Puerto Rico

Nearly a week after Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico, students who can’t return to school may need to continue their education on the mainland.

Some of the largest school districts in Florida, plus major cities like New York City and Chicago, are preparing for the possibility of an influx of students from the island.

In South Florida, Miami-Dade County public schools are already working to accommodate students who need to transfer from Puerto Rico.

The problem right now? “We haven’t seen that influx yet and a big reason is the airports,” says Jackie Calzadilla, the media relations director for Miami-Dade public schools.