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June 16, 2017

Status of DACA, Dreamers Remains 'Under Review,' Trump Administration Says

The executive order could have lifted the deportation threat for parents of millions of America's K-12 students and eased educator concerns about separating school-aged children from their parents.

May 17, 2017

Why Did Immigration Officials Visit a N.Y.C. Elementary School?

Citizenship and Immigration Services agents were looking to verify information for a green card applicant, not take the child into custody. The visit to the Queens school sparked a social media firestorm.

May 15, 2017

Educators Rebuff Immigration Agent Who Asked About 4th Grader

School officials at a Queens, N.Y., elementary school turned a federal immigration officer away as part of a districtwide policy to keep immigration agents from approaching students and parents on school property without a warrant or court order.

May 01, 2017

Immigration Raids on School Grounds May Be Banned in Rhode Island

The legislation would prohibit what it describes as "sensitive locations," including schools, from granting access to federal agents.

April 05, 2017

Group Wants to Ban Undocumented Students From Public Schools

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the founder of American Children First cited the words and actions of President Donald Trump as motivation for the effort.

April 03, 2017

Top Democrats Tell DeVos: Immigrant Student Rights Must Be Protected

Lawmakers cautioned that the educational rights of undocumented students could be trampled on as the new administrations expands its immigration enforcement actions.

March 13, 2017

If Immigration Agents Come Knocking, Schools Must Follow These Steps

The Broward County, Fla., schools developed a five-page, step-by-step that schools staff on what do if immigration agents come calling.

March 02, 2017

Americans Are Falling Behind in Foreign-Language Learning

The first nationwide study of foreign-language learning in nearly three decades concludes that a critical shortage of educators could imperil efforts to boost language learning.

February 28, 2017

Schools Often Fail to Educate, Support English-Language Learners

In a wide-ranging report on the state of education for ELLs, one theme is consistent: The nation's public schools must devote more resources and research to educating students who aren't native English speakers.

February 27, 2017

California Group Offers Advice on Immigrant Students' Rights

The California School Boards Association addresses questions about what public schools can to do "uphold their obligation to serve all students, regardless of immigration status."

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