Educational Services for Immigrant Children and Those Recently Arrived in the United States
This Department of Education Fact Sheet, dated August 2014, is designed to impart information to states and local educational agencies involving providing educational services for all immigrant children, and especially immigrant children from Central America who have recently crossed into the United States via the Mexican border. As stated on the website, "Recent data reports there were more than 840,000 immigrant students in the United States and more than 4.6 million English learners." This fact sheet addresses educational services protected by law for immigrant children, migrant children and unaccompanied children, whether they are residing in Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shelters, foster care or homeless.
Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA)
The U.S. Department of Education's OELA provides national leadership to help ensure that English Learners and immigrant students attain English proficiency and achieve academic success. In addition to preserving heritage languages and cultures, OELA is committed to prompting opportunities for biliteracy or multiliteracy skills for all students.
ELL Focus Area - Related Organizations
This C3-SC3 website provides ELL External Resources and Related Organizations.
ELL Teacher Resources (C3/SC3)
This C3-SC3 website provides English Language Learner (ELL) Teacher Resources.
This link is to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count initiative. As noted at its website, "Kids Count is a national and state by state effort to track the status of children in the United States."
National Association for Bilingual Education
As noted at its website, "the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) is the only national professional organization devoted to representing Bilingual Learners and Bilingual Education professionals. NABE has affiliates in 25 states which collectively represent more than 20,000 members that include bilingual and English language learner (ELL) teachers, parents, paraprofessionals, administrators, professors, advocates, researchers and policy makers."
National Center for Children in Poverty
This link is to the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP). As noted at its website, "NCCP is the nation's leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health and well-being of America's low-income families and children. As a division of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, NCCP is a nonpartisan, public interest research organization."
National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt)
This link is to the former website of NCCRESt now supported by the Equity Alliance at Arizona State University.
National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness
This link to Head Start's National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness provides resources research-based information, practices and strategies to ensure optimal academic and social progress for linguistically and culturally diverse children and their families. Though intended for Head Start programs, educators of early learners in other settings may find some of the content useful.
National Urban League - Education and Youth Services
This link is to the National Urban League's website information about education and youth development.
Office Of Migrant Education
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Migrant Education provides information on the federal Migrant Education Program.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
As noted at its website, "Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), is a global association for English language teaching professionals. Representing a multifaceted academic discipline and profession, TESOL offers members serial publications, books and electronic resources on current issues, ideas and opportunities in the field of English language teaching."
Teaching Diverse Learners
The Teaching Diverse Learners website "provides access to information publications, educational materials and the work of experts in the field that promotes high achievement for ELLs."
UNIDOS US (formerly NCLR)
As noted at its website, "UNIDOS US, formerly the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States and works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans."