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Thousands of Immigrant Children to Attend U.S. Schools This Fall

50,000 Immigrant Children to Attend U.S. Schools This Fall

As many as 50,000 immigrant children will enroll in American public schools this fall, and schools across the nation are preparing themselves. 

According to USA Today, a number of these students are unaccompanied by their families, and under federal law, all children are entitled to a free public education, regardless of immigration status. 

"We haven't started school yet, so we are all just holding our breath to see what's going to come on the first day of school," said Caroline Woodason, assistant director of school support for Dalton Public Schools in Georgia. 

One concern is the large number of minors coming to the country without their parents. 

"This is a whole new wave of immigrant students that are coming without any guardians whatsoever," said Francisco Negron, general counsel for the National School Board Association. 

Read the whole story. 

Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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