Education for Puerto Rican Kids

Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and COVID-19 Make a Dire Trio for Puerto Rico's Schools

Over the past three years, hundreds of schools have closed across Puerto Rico. Their ruins are among the most visible
evidence of the island’s vicious circle of poor governance, neglect by Washington and environmental catastrophe. Most of the damage is the result of the catastrophic 2017 hurricane
season, when Hurricanes Irma and Maria blasted through, wrecking homes and destroying the islands’ archaic electrical grid. More recently, For students in rural Puerto Rico, remote learning amid coronavirus is a tough challenge. Children still reeling from multiple earthquakes and mass school
closures have been struggling in areas without internet and computer access.
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