State Superintendent of Education Thomas Bice is requiring all school districts to use a common enrollment form and follow the same set of practices that will not discourage students to enroll because of their immigration status or that of their parents.
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July 11, 2014
July 10, 2014
Federal civil rights officials had been investigating complaints about inadequate services for English-learners and their families in the 46,000-student Jefferson Parish district.
July 08, 2014
White House officials say the additional resources will help stem the tide of unaccompanied child migrants flowing across the U.S.-Mexico border.
July 07, 2014
President Obama's press secretary says that few of the tens of thousands of child and youth migrants streaming into the United States from Central America are likely to be allowed to stay in this country.
June 19, 2014
For the first time, students who are not native speakers of English outperformed their native-speaking peers on the English Baccalaureate exams.
June 10, 2014
Newly-released data from the Census Bureau shows that English-speaking abilities of immigrants vary by time of arrival in the United States and education levels.
June 09, 2014
The Obama Administration is scrambling to provide more long-term shelter space for the wave of children coming from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.
May 08, 2014
New federal guidance for districts on their legal obligations to enroll students regardless of their immigration status updates similar guidance issued three years ago.
April 30, 2014
Mark R. Herring, the Democratic Attorney General in the state, issued a legal opinion saying certain undocumented immigrant youth are entitled to in-state higher education fees.
April 14, 2014
Superintendent Tom Boasberg says that undocumented college graduates would provide a pool of bilingual teachers as well as educators who can empathize with the district's immigrant students.