Re-post of announcement from OELA/USDOE on June 30, 2016
The White House will announce “Bright Spots” for welcoming and expanding opportunities for Linguistic Integration and Education this morning at 11:00am EST. The announcement will identify a list of resources including the introduction of the Department of Education’s Newcomer Toolkit designed to help schools support immigrants, refugees, and their families with a successful integration process. This toolkit will provide information, resources and examples of effective practices that educators can use to support newcomers in our schools and communities. We are pleased to share this tool with you and you can access the full document here:
We would appreciate your sharing broadly with all of your stakeholders.
Libia S. Gil, Ph.D.
Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director
Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA)
U.S. Department of Education