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PED, partner agencies ‘find’ nearly 5K students previously unaccounted for

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Public Education Department has announced that it has accounted for nearly 5,000 of the over 12,000 New Mexico students who were enrolled in public schools last spring but not this fall and were feared to be outside of the educational system. PED reports that most of the 4,926 students are being home-schooled, are enrolled in private or Bureau of Indian Education schools, or have moved out of state.

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