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

NPR – Ariana Figueroa

“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.”(more)

In Puerto Rico, Protests End Short Peace at University

The New York Times – Tamar Lewin

“Months of unrest at the University of Puerto Rico seemed to be reaching a finale over the last 10 days. Scores of students were arrested or injured by riot police officers. Faculty and staff members held a two-day walkout. The president of the university resigned Friday, the police who had occupied campus were withdrawn Monday and an interim president arrived Tuesday. . . . But there were only three days of peace. . . . ‘We need the $800 fee to cover the deficit, and our tuition is so low, $51 a credit, that it’s almost a gift.'”(more)

Students Resume Protests Against Fees at U. of Puerto Rico

The Chronicle of Higher Education – Lauren Sieben

“Student activists at the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras, the system’s flagship campus in San Juan, have resumed their protests over a tuition surcharge in recent months, following a two-month student strike last spring that shut down the university.”(more)