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Morning Read: UCLA symposium studies U.S. children struggling at Mexican schools

LA School Report | September 16, 2016



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Nearly half a million U.S. citizens are enrolled in Mexican schools, and many are struggling

This week, more than 100 academics, advocates and lawmakers from both sides of the border met for a symposium organized by UCLA at a conference called: “The Students We Share.” They are studying the estimated half a million U.S. children struggling to integrate into Mexican schools because they cannot read or write in Spanish. Others aren’t in school at all because they lacked the necessary accreditations. In all, nearly a third have either been held back a grade or have missed a year or more of school. By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times

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