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September 18, 2019
A potential Regents question refers to ‘illegal aliens.’ A petition says that’s racist.
An online petition accuses the New York Regents of racism and bias, pointing to a potential graduation exam question that repeatedly refers to “illegal aliens.”
June 11, 2019
For one undocumented student in Chicago, graduation marks both hard work and years of uncertainty
Itzayanna is undocumented, and she is graduating into one of the most supportive, and yet one of the most uncertain, times to be an immigrant student.
May 30, 2019
Tennessee’s rural schools overlooked amid urban focus, says equity group
Rural Tennessee faces big challenges in providing an equitable education to a third of the state’s students, says a new report.
February 25, 2019
New York’s DREAM Act is a reality, but challenges remain for getting undocumented students to apply for financial aid
Advocates and educators are wondering: Will schools be able to guide fearful students through yet another complex process? And how will students like Ejiogu be reassured that sharing information to get tuition help from the state won’t land them in trouble with federal immigration officials?
January 24, 2019
‘People migrate to survive’: In moving speech, Memphis student reflects on children who died at the border
"Why is Donald Trump detaining children? Why are we trying to build a wall?"
January 23, 2019
New York legislators pass DREAM Act
After years of stalled progress, a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to qualify for in-state tuition assistance passed through New York’s legislature…
November 1, 2018
Bringing a civics lesson to life, KIPP schools host a citizenship ceremony on campus
One hundred and fifty immigrants were moments away from taking their oath of citizenship on Tuesday when a high school student named Armando began to…
October 9, 2018
Five ways a proposed immigration rule could impact Colorado students and schools
Advocates for immigrant families fear that a proposed federal rule governing green card decisions could pose challenges for students, educators, and schools.
October 9, 2018
‘Getting ready to do something’: Carranza hints at action for New York City children still in federal detention centers
Carranza directed sharp criticisms at the federal government’s handling of immigration before saying the city may have a plan for children in federal detention centers.
change of heart
September 25, 2018
Chicago school board backs down on ID policy but clings to limits on speakers
Public visitors to the monthly Chicago Board of Education meetings will not be required to show ID to enter the meetings, despite…
August 1, 2018
Trauma can make it hard for kids to learn. Here’s how teachers learn to deal with that.
There’s no debating that childhood trauma seriously impacts how students learn. Researchers have tied stressful events such as divorces, deportations, neglect,…
June 27, 2018
Denver principals denounce family separation policies, reassure immigrants that schools are safe for their children
Principals of Denver schools say changes in immigration policy and enforcement have left their students traumatized and fearful.
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June 26, 2018
This Brooklyn principal has some advice for teaching children who were separated at the border
Meghan Dunn — the principal of P.S. 446 in Brownsville, Brooklyn — has deep experience educating students who have experienced trauma.
June 21, 2018
‘I fought to be here.’ Amid national debate, Newark students share their immigration stories
Students at Hawkins Street School wrote about the challenges and promises of building a life in a new country.
May 22, 2018
This Bronx school threw a party for its African families. Now it’s grown into something much more
Aboudoulaye Adizetou’s phone dinged with text message after text message from her daughter. Was Adizetou bringing the…
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