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Puerto Rico schools to receive much-needed aid


Puerto Rico's education system is about to get the boost it has been missing.

As the island continues to recover from Hurricane Maria, student enrollment has dropped and schools are closing.

Luckily, help is on the way. The U.S. Department of Education is sending $589 million to Puerto Rico to help rebuild its public education system.

The funds will help with all aspects of rebuilding and are only step one of an ongoing process that will eventually give $2.5 billion to Puerto Rico.

The Department of Education also pledged $14.3 million to schools in California and $89.4 million to Houston as they recover from the damage of wildfires and Hurricane Harvey.

School is (nearly) out for summer, but students in Puerto Rico, California, and Houston can expect a brighter fall.