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December 16, 2014

New York State Knocks Down Enrollment Barriers for Unaccompanied Minors

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

Los Angeles District a 'Safe Haven' for Immigrant Families

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

U.S. Citizenship Test May Become a Graduation Requirement in North Dakota

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

Obama Unveils Immigration Plan, Lifts Deportation Threat for Millions

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

Obama Poised to Grant Deportation Relief to Millions of Undocumented Immigrants

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

New York To Review Districts' Enrollment Policies for Unaccompanied Minors

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

N.C. District Pursues More Volunteer Opportunities for Undocumented Parents

Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., school officials found a way to permit more undocumented parents to volunteer in limited roles.

October 01, 2014

Making Immigrant Students and English-Learners Feel Welcome in School

At a panel discussion and film screening Tuesday, experts in education and immigration advocacy discussed how to build welcoming school communities for all students, like immigrants and English language learners.

September 29, 2014

New Scholarship to Benefit Undocumented Graduates of Chicago Charter Network

The Pritzker Taubert Family Foundation is committing about $3 million in college scholarships for undocumented youth who will graduate next spring from Chicago's Noble Network of Charter Schools.

September 24, 2014

Colorado GOP Candidate's Stance on DREAM Act Blasted in NEA Ad

A new TV ad from the National Education Association features Spanish-speaking parents charging that U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican challenger for a U.S. Senate seat, is standing in the way of making college more accessible to immigrant families.

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