Coloma Community Schools expanding migrant student education program

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COLOMA, Mich. – Agriculture plays a huge role in the economy of Berrien County. The industry is fueled largely in part by migrant workers.

Children of migrant workers travel seasonally with their parents – moving around often from place to place as they follow where work is needed.

Travel time and changing curriculum often interrupts their education, as the students typically attend school here from September to October – then leave and return in April or May.

Coloma Community Schools serves Northern Berrien County migrant children with the Migrant Education Program over the summer.

The program provides academic enrichment lessons with a focus on math – as well as meals, field trips and other educational activities.

The goal is to close the gap in educational success between migrant students and their classmates.

The school district’s Migrant Education Program wraps up next Wednesday – the kids will get a break before school – then return a step ahead thanks to the program.

To learn more about the qualifications for the Migrant Education Program, please visit their website.

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