Serving and Supporting Immigrant Students: Information for Schools
The following information outlines what schools need to know about serving students who are immigrants or children of immigrants. Recommended resources and updates regarding changing immigration policies are also available below.
Our updated resource page on enrolling ELL and immigrant students includes resources, videos, and guides for schools for schools.
Learn more about registration and enrollment policies for ELLs and immigrant students in U.S. public schools, including recommendations for school staff and information on the court case Plyler v. Doe.
One of the most important steps in helping immigrant students succeed is also the most basic: getting to know them and their families. Take a look at these creative ideas about how to get started.
Making students feel welcome in the classroom will increase their confidence and comfort. Learn some easy strategies for creating a welcoming environment for your ELLs and immigrant students.
There are lots of things individual educators can do to support immigrant students. Educators from across the country share their ideas and experiences, as well as some of their favorite recommended resources.
What impact does the immigration status of students and family members have on schools? Learn more from these resource pages about topics such as DACA, issues for mixed-status families, immigration enforcement, and decisions about returning to a home country.
These multimedia resources offer classroom materials and lesson plans for all ages about the topic of immigration in the United States. Related booklists for students of all ages are also included.
Serving ELLs & Immigrant Students
- U.S. Department of Education: English Learner Tool Kit
- All In! How Educators Can Advocate for English Language Learners
- 8 Tips to Protect ELLs from Bullying in Your Classroom and School
This resource section includes specific information about special populations such as newcomer immigrants, refugees, unaccompanied minors, DREAMERs, children in mixed-Status families, and students with interrupted formal education (SIFE).