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Hurricane Maria’s Impact On Osceola County School Enrollment


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Latino voters could decide the next election, if parties can get their voting bases to consolidate the vote. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons

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After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, a wave of evacuees landed in Central Florida, and many enrolled their kids in public schools.

Osceola County school district enrolled some 2,500 new arrivals last year.

From our Education Desk, 90.7’s Matthew Peddie talked to Osceola County School board member Kelvin Soto to find out how those students- and the district- is coping one year on.

Education reporting on 90.7 News is supported by Helios Education Foundation


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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