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Current Event May 19, 2016

Balancing Work and School

Teenagers from low-income, immigrant families must overcome challenges in order to graduate from high school. For many new immigrants, work and family can become difficult to balance. These students often work to help support their families, which can take priority over schoolwork. One high school senior has been able to find success despite some difficult circumstances. She helps her family earn money, plays the viola, and is on track to graduate high school. Listen to her story about defying the odds.

Education Immigration

Story Length: 5:18

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KUT News, University of Texas at Austin

AIR DATE: 03/15/2016

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