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California drought drives children out of school

by Take Two®

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Westside Elementary schools Superintendent/Principal Baldomero Hernandez talks with students on the first day of school, Aug. 13, 2015 Mareesa Nicosia

The impact of the California drought is far reaching. Reduced crops,  dry lawns and towns struggling to find enough water for local residents.

The four year dry spell is also taking its toll on schools in the state's farming regions.

Reporter Mareesa Nicosia  traveled to Five Points in California's Central Valley,  where she found dwindling class numbers and teachers unsure of the future. 

Nicosia's report was published in Seventy Four,  a non-profit, non-partisan news site covering education in America. Take Two's Alex Cohen spoke with her, along with Baldomero Hernandez, Superintendent and Principal of Westside Elementary in Five Points, California.  

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