This tool kit can help U.S. educators and others who work directly with immigrant students—including asylees and refugees—and their families. It is designed to help elementary and secondary teachers, principals, and other school staff achieve the following:
•Expand and strengthen opportunities for cultural and linguistic integration and education.
•Understand some basics about their legal obligations to newcomers.
•Provide welcoming schools and classrooms for newcomers and their families.
•Provide newcomers with the academic support to attain English language proficiency (if needed) and to meet college- and career-readiness standards.
•Support and develop newcomers’ social emotional skills.