Education and Afghan Newcomers: Keeping the Promise

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Start Date
01/24/2022 - 4:00 PM EST
End Date
01/24/2022 - 7:00 PM EST

The United States is in the process of resettling our Afghan allies and their families to our country. There is an immediate and urgent need for providing high-quality, culturally responsive education to newcomer Afghan students as they move from safe havens into destination communities.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA)  in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) hosted a webinar that provided information about ORR’s process for placing and supporting Afghan newcomers in the context of the U.S. educational system. The webinar also featured representatives from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE). The panelists discussed how to coordinate resources to provide wrap-around services and offered information about Federal support that will be explained in a forthcoming Dear Colleague Letter. If you have questions, please send them to