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February 14, 2018
Study finds DACA encourages undocumented kids to stay in school, as Congress ponders their future
Giving undocumented young people protection from deportation came with a big education bonus: It made them more likely to finish high school and enter college.
January 12, 2018
As Washington decides their fate, ‘Dreamers’ preparing for college are stuck in limbo
These students aren’t just breathlessly waiting to learn whether they’ll be accepted into college -- they’re waiting to see whether they have a future in this country.
October 26, 2017
Communicating with Spanish-speaking parents is a challenge in Memphis. Meet the former teacher who’s taking it on.
Talia Palacio is transforming how Shelby County Schools interacts with Hispanic families.
October 6, 2017
DACA is still an issue. Here are three questions students are asking in Memphis.
Students at Central High School talk about the wind-down of protections for undocumented immigrants — and what it means for America.
October 3, 2017
Security measures at Aurora schools are supposed to protect kids, but are they scaring away some of their parents?
All Aurora schools this year are asking visitors to present a photo ID to enter a school.
September 8, 2017
‘I consider myself American.’ A New York City Dreamer reflects on what losing DACA would mean for him
Williams life, like those of many in the program, was thrown into turmoil by Tuesday’s announcement.
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August 21, 2017
Memphis school board leader wants to declare that ‘all are welcome here’
Teresa Jones wants the school board to officially go on the record and commit to protecting Shelby County Schools' undocumented students and their families.
August 7, 2017
Immigrant families get rock star treatment on the first day back to school in Memphis
Neighbors, faith leaders and advocacy groups gather at 25 Memphis schools to welcome immigrant families on the first day back from summer break.
July 31, 2017
Tennessee education group campaigns against new threats to DACA and undocumented immigrants
The Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition urges U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker to show national leadership in the DACA debate as new threats emerge.
Leadership & Management
June 16, 2017
Trump administration says DACA protections will stay for now — a temporary win for undocumented educators, students
The ultimate fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, is unclear.
June 6, 2017
Aurora school board member facing criticism for comments about immigrants: “We have rules for a reason”
Aurora school board member Cathy Wildman responded during a board meeting Tuesday to criticism of her comments on immigrants.
May 17, 2017
‘I have hidden my legal status for 11 years’: A disillusioned high school senior speaks out
A new group called Teens Take Charge recently hosted an open-mic event featuring the voices of high school students from across the city. Here's what they said.
May 16, 2017
Aurora school board approves resolution to protect immigrant students, though some raise questions
The resolution largely affirms practices the district already uses in dealing with immigrant students such as prohibiting the collection of their legal status.
May 15, 2017
Chancellor Fariña visits Queens school to reassure families after immigration agents came knocking
Elsewhere in the country, immigration crackdowns have led parents to keep children home from school.
April 26, 2017
With students arriving every day, Memphis seeks to join other cities with newcomer programs for English language learners
The proposed newcomers program would help provide a foundation in English for recently arrived students from outside the United States.
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