Investigations found evidence that several districts refused to enroll undocumented youths and unaccompanied minors if they were unable to produce documents demonstrating guardianship or residency in the state.
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February 19, 2015
February 18, 2015
The White House saw the programs, which could shield as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation, as tools to ease concerns about separating school-aged children from their families.
January 07, 2015
The guidance comes on the heels of the recent 40th anniversaries of Lau v. Nichols, a landmark Supreme Court decision, and the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974, both of which expanded rights of students with limited English proficiency.
December 16, 2014
New policy prohibits schools from asking about the immigration status of students or their families during the enrollment process and provides guidance on the range of documents students may use to prove residency.
December 10, 2014
The nation's second largest district said it will assist students and families in accessing school records they will need to apply for deportation relief promised by President Obama's executive action on immigration.
December 02, 2014
State lawmakers are mulling a new high school graduation requirement: passing a 100-question exam that gauges knowledge of American government, history and civics.
November 20, 2014
By offering temporary legal status to an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants, Obama's action will ease concerns about separating school-aged children from their parents and guardians.
November 19, 2014
The president said Wednesday that he will use his authority to provide legal status to as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, many of them parents to U.S.-born schoolchildren.
October 23, 2014
After reports that undocumented children were not being allowed to enroll in some local districts, New York State officials said they will review policies of the school systems which have seen large influxes of unaccompanied minors.
October 03, 2014
Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., school officials found a way to permit more undocumented parents to volunteer in limited roles.