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Location: * West, California
Beat: K-12 education crisis among immigrants
Position: An estimated 1 in 8 children in California—approximately 750,00—have at least one parent who is undocumented. Many more live in households where at least one family member faces deportation. The implications for schools alone in how to successfully educate these children are enormous. Because of the crisis being experienced by immigrant communities at all levels, and its likely impact on students’ education outcomes, this beat is dedicated to the intersection of immigration and education in California. The focus is on K-12 education, and the reporter is fluent in Spanish.
Skills: Spanish language, WritingApply →