For children in migrant families, school is more like a way station than a final destination, which poses significant challenges for the teachers who are charged with their education. Now, a proposal from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) would track those students as they travel along traditional migrant routes, ensuring that school records follow them wherever they might go.

"The challenge with migrant children, because they are so mobile, there is no consistency in terms of their education," said Albert Pacheco, executive director of the Idaho Migrant Council.

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