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Analysis: As Influx of Puerto Rican Students Arrive, Significant Economic and Social Gaps Exist

Date: 
11/09/2017
Author: 
MPU/UMass Donahue Institute

Massachusetts has one of the highest concentrations of Puerto Rican families in the nation, largely spread across five Gateway Cities with significant education challenges, according to a new analysis by Massachusetts Parents United (MPU) and the UMass Donahue Institute.

The influx of 1,000 recent Puerto Rican evacuees into Massachusetts schools will exacerbate educational challenges without immediate assistance from the Legislature, according to MPU, the state’s largest urban parent advocacy organization, which commissioned the study.

View the study here.


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