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Nation's Schools Find Ways to Help Afghan Refugee Students

When the school year began in August for the Cajon Valley Union district in California, some members of the school community from Afghanistan were missing.

Through local and international phone calls, staff in the district tracked down eight families who, after going to visit relatives in Afghanistan, had been unable to return to the United States amid the chaos of military evacuations and rising Taliban control, said Michael Serban, director of the district’s family and community engagement office.

Like administrators in some other districts, Serban’s staff suddenly found themselves contacting legislators and government agencies to help bring families back.

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