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February 15, 2017

AFT President Urges Big-City Mayors to Shield Immigrant Students, Families

The American Federation of Teachers is concerned about recent federal immigration raids that swept up hundreds of undocumented immigrants, President Randi Weingarten said.

January 26, 2017

As Trump Weighs Fate of Immigrant Students, Schools Ponder Their Roles

While President Donald Trump signed executive orders this week that could have widespread impact on immigrant communities, many in K-12 education await word on his decision on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

January 26, 2017

Educators to Trump: ELL, Immigrant Students Need Safe, Well-Funded Schools

TESOL International Association argues that the nation's schools serve as the nation's "de facto immigrant integration system."

January 23, 2017

DREAMers, DACA Recipients Not First Focus for Deportation, White House Says

The White House press secretary says President Trump will focus on immigrants who have overstayed their visas and those with criminal records, not the young people known as DREAMers.

January 20, 2017

As Trump Takes Office, Educators Renew Call to Protect DREAMers

The educators fear that students, teachers, and others who work in education, would face immediate deportation.

November 30, 2016

Conn. District Set Up Enrollment Barriers for Families With Limited English

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.

November 30, 2016

President Obama Won't Pardon DACA Recipients, Top Aide Says

Immigration advocates worry that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy could be a target of the Trump administration's plan to crack down on illegal immigration.

October 03, 2016

An Illustrated Guide to the ABCs of English-Language-Learner Education

Available in English and Spanish, the guide is designed to help parents "ask the right questions and support your child on their journey as an English-learner."

September 27, 2016

Ed. Dept.: Tribes, Districts Must Work Together on Behalf of Native Students

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, districts with Native students must collect feedback from tribal leaders on any plan or application for federal grants and funds.

September 23, 2016

Ed. Dept. Releases ESSA Guidance for English-Language Learners

The guidance, which is non-binding, covers a range of fiscal and monitoring issues in Title III.

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