Education Programs Aim to Keep Migrant Families Together

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Museum Director Monika Bridgforth meets with children role-playing at the exhibit of the Cobb Island Hotel front desk. (Credit: Pamela D’Angelo)

Each year migrant workers travel up the coast spending part of the season in Virginia’s tomato and potato fields and poultry houses. Moving means their children miss school, so federal grants allow states to fund summer school programs to keep them caught up. The Eastern Shore has Virginia’s largest population of migrant workers, but a majority are no longer able to bring their families. Pamela D’Angelo reports.

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