Migrant workers staying in Oregon

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Migrant workers are starting to stay for years in one place in Oregon, boosting their children's education.

Before the Migrant Education Program started in 1966, more than 90 percent of migrant students dropped out of school nationwide. Last year in Oregon 55 percent graduated in four years, compared to 69 percent of non-migrant students.

Most migrant students in Oregon are Latino, though some are Russian and Native American. Oregon ranks No. 5 in states with the most migrant students as of 2011.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

 

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