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English Learners info
Updated 9/19/12 gb
Resources for Serving Refugee and Immigrant Students
Definition of Immigrant Children and Youth
The term “immigrant children and youth” as defined in section 3301(6) of ESEA, means individuals who-
* are aged 3 through 21;
* were not born in any State; and
* have not been attending one or more schools in any one or more States for more than 3 full academic years.
The ESEA also contains a definition of State. Under section 3101(14) of the ESEA, the term “State” means each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. For this reason, children born overseas to U.S. military personnel, because they were not born in a State, can fall within the ESEA definition of “immigrant child and youth” if they meet all of the other criteria of that definition.
Websites, Articles, Webinars and Videos
Migration Policy Institute (MPI) home page
MPI Data Hub - Migration facts, statistics and maps
University of Southern Maine Multicultural Student Affairs (includes events)
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) provides national technical assistance to organizations serving refugees and immigrants
Interpretation/Translation in the Schools - From BRYCS, an extensive list of resources including BRYCS work on Interpretation/Translation, Legal Basis, and Resources for Schools and Interpreters.
Refugee and Immigrant Family and Community Engagement in the Schools - this 24/7-access online training created for schools and refugee services staff reviews the Parent-Teacher Association’s (PTA) six National Standards for Family-School Partnerships and provides recommendations on implementing each of the standards with refugee and immigrant students and their families. Promising practices for each of the standards are discussed, and additional resources provided. This is a self-guided tutorial about 78 minutes in length.
ELL Services for School-Aged Refugee Children (Illinois State Board of Education); site offers extensive resource information
Refugee and Immigrant Services Information
Trinity Jubilee Center, Lewiston, Maine
211 Maine offers an excellent listing of Refugee Services; type "Refugee Services" in the Keyword box
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