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March 22, 2017

New York City Will Not Allow Immigration Agents in Schools Without Warrants

New York City, the country's largest school system, says it will not allow federal immigration agents to enter its schools without signed warrants, and will host forums to help immigrant families know their rights and services available to them.

February 27, 2017

Superintendent Receives Death Threats After Website Claims He's Anti-Trump

A story claims that the Dekalb County, Ga., schools chief R. Stephen Green fired three school employees for supporting President Donald Trump. Green denies the assertion.

January 26, 2017

After Trump Immigration Order, Schools Draw Line in the Sand on Student Rights

"We understand that significant federal dollars could be at risk because of our support for every student and every family," Los Angeles Unified school board president Steve Zimmer said.

January 23, 2017

Education Leaders Sign Petition Calling for Action to Protect 'Dreamers'

The petition,by the national non-profit Stand for Children, says that those in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, are critically important to public education across the country.

December 14, 2016

Minneapolis District Declares Itself a 'Safe Place' for Immigrants

Since the election of Donald Trump, some school districts have passed resolutions affirming that their schools will be "safe havens" for students, regardless of their immigration status or national origin.

November 30, 2016

Conn. District Discriminated Against Families With Limited English Skills

A federal investigation found that the East Hartford, Conn., school system failed to provide adequate language services to parents and guardians with limited English skills.

September 08, 2014

White House Takes Hispanic-Focused Back-to-School Tour To Springdale, Ark.

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics will hold roundtables on parental engagement, early learning and Hispanic achievement in the school district. The "Back-to-School" tour stops in three counties in Arkansas and Georgia that have seen their Hispanic student population increase by more than 150 percent since 2000, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

July 18, 2014

Cities in New York State Get Ready for Arrival of Child Migrants

Syracuse and New York City leaders are mobilizing services and supports for the influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America who have arriving in their communities.


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