Federal law established through a 1982 U.S. Supreme Court decision makes clear that schools and districts cannot adopt enrollment policies that deny or discourage children from enrolling because of immigration status.
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October 31, 2017
October 24, 2017
Nationally, there are 18 million children who live with immigrant parents; an estimated 5 million of those children have at least one parent who is undocumented.
October 11, 2017
Congressional Democratic leaders have rejected Trump's demands, saying it shows the administration "can't be serious about compromise."
September 05, 2017
Cheered by anti-immigration groups, the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has sparked protests and demonstrations around the country.
September 05, 2017
Maintaining that he will work to resolve the issue with "heart and compassion," President Trump is asking Congress to replace the Obama-era policy with legislation before it fully expires.
September 04, 2017
The decision could leave an estimated 800,000 undocumented residents, many of whom work and learn in the nation's K-12 schools, in limbo.
September 01, 2017
The pending decision comes as education leaders and congressional lawmakers urge Trump not to dismantle the program for the young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.
August 22, 2017
School districts across the country have faced criticism and legal scrutiny amid complaints that they deny immigrant and refugee students access to an adequate education.
August 11, 2017
From reports about efforts to create quality learning materials for ELLs to tips on how to help students develop literacy skills, here are some stories that caught our eye this month.
July 28, 2017
For time-crunched educators looking for tips and insights on their work with English-language learners, we've curated our second summer reading list.