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June 11, 2019
Many refugee students register for school using the wrong birthdate. Advocates urge Aurora district to change how it verifies age.
Aurora Public Schools, one of the state’s most diverse districts, had 1,551 refugee students enrolled during the 2018-19 school year.
September 21, 2018
Rise & Shine: Michigan to DeVos: Please give refugee students a break
Good morning! Refugee children who’ve fled wars in the Middle East in recent years must deal with the after effects…
September 20, 2018
In a letter to Betsy DeVos, Michigan officials highlight the plight of refugee students — and ask for testing waiver
To teachers who work with recently arrived refugee students, the problem is clear: Although their students will eventually learn English, their language skills…
August 2, 2018
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is on a high-speed timeline for his universal pre-K rollout
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has clearly articulated his vision for a free, universal prekindergarten program for 4-year-olds in Chicago, staging events throughout the…
January 31, 2017
As Trump seeks to keep some immigrants and refugees out, Nashville’s school community declares all are welcome
Superintendent Shawn Joseph, administrators and teachers double down on efforts to make immigrant and refugee students feel safe at school.
January 30, 2017
Refugee students at Denver’s South High speak out against Trump executive order
"I want everybody to be given the same opportunity that I’ve been given, and that’s why this is very upsetting."
in their own words
January 28, 2017
As crisis over Trump’s immigrant order mounts, what America’s teachers of refugee students want you to know
Before and after Trump's order this week, we asked several of those teachers to tell about their jobs, their students, and what has them worried right now.
January 10, 2017
What a refugee student from Iraq taught me about reaching newcomers
Each day, I failed to get through to Fahad. Each day, I tried anyway. Eventually, we both learned important lessons.
August 8, 2016
How one Queens high school became a safe haven for children fleeing Central America
The Queens High School for Information, Research and Technology is finding creative ways to serve an influx of new immigrants from Central America.
December 3, 2015
Amid anti-refugee political rhetoric, Nashville schools welcome displaced students
Students fleeing Syria, Iraq, Somalia and other war-torn nations find refuge and learning in Nashville schools, and teach their classmates a few lessons, too.
Teaching & Classroom
April 21, 2015
From Burma to Southport: Finding your way in an unfamiliar world
Leaders at Southport High School have a plan when English learners arrive. But it wasn’t always that way. They had to make mistakes and learn, just like their students.
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