A flood of unaccompanied minors from Central America are forcing officials in the Miami-Dade school district to expand first year English language classes and make other special considerations this school year.

Miami Jackson High School Principal Carlos Rios told National Public Radio school officials have added six “English for Speakers of Other Languages” classes to handle roughly 170 new immigrants who enrolled this year, and are struggling to assess their educational needs.

In total, the Miami-Dade district has accepted about 1,400 children from Central America this year – or roughly 800 more students than last year, according to NPR.

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