How Are School Systems Responding to the Needs of Immigrants, Refugees, and Unaccompanied Minors?
- 3:00 PM
- Eastern Time (US & Canada)
- By: Migration Policy Institute
This event will take place online.
- Immigrant Children
This webinar marks the release of a new Migration Policy Institute report that explores some of the responses made by school districts to bring newcomer students up to speed in English and basic academic skills, all while focused on the educational system’s ultimate goal of high school completion with the skills necessary for today’s college and career demands. During the webinar, the author, Dr. Julie Sugarman, will summarize findings based on insights from interviews and activities conducted for MPI’s Learning Network for Newcomer Youth Success, a private network that brings together administrators and practitioners in the education, social services, and health and mental health fields who are engaged in providing services to immigrant and refugee newcomers ages 12 to 21. The discussion will focus on how schools created and expanded systems around the identification of students’ immediate and ongoing academic and socioemotional needs, and how they designed programs and curricular pathways to balance these needs with state policy constraints.
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