Educators Conference Discusses Way of Keeping Migrant Students in School

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 10:32am

McALLEN - A large number of educators met on Monday at the Texas Migrant Interstate Conference to help in keeping migrant students in school.

A migrant student tends to travel between school districts throughout the year in the United States because their parents travel from one location to another to work on farm land. Those educators, who gathered at the conference, hope that their efforts will encourage more migrant students to continue their education. Program Director Tomas Yanez said, "We try to increase the graduation rate of migrant students by making sure they receive credit for all the work that they do, whether it's here or in a receiving state."

Texas is the second largest migrant state and the Valley educates 50% of all migrant students in Texas.

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