Schools Open Doors to Students Fleeing Gulf Coast Disaster
Thousands of children displaced by one of the most destructive natural disasters ever to strike the United States will be back in school soon, sometimes as far as 500 miles away from home.
Whether their own schools are flooded in New Orleans or missing roofs in Biloxi, Miss., many students will find a spot in a classroom in the town where they’ve landed.
Some 48 hours after Hurricane Katrina left the Gulf Coast, districts in the same or neighboring states started enrolling the storm’s refugees, as school officials across the South responded to the massive emergency migration caused...
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