As a trusted institution in immigrant families’ lives, schools can play a critical role in ensuring immigrant families have access to important information and resources during these turbulent and scary times. This resource details what schools can do to help.
Social Justice Lawyering Clinic Students created this toolkit to provide students, parents, and educators with the tools to advocate for schools that are committed to ensuring that all students—regardless of their immigration status—are welcome, safe, and protected in the school environment.
A guide by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) regarding immigrant and refugee students (includes description of immigration process for educators to learn more as well as guides about process to prepare in advance of any immigration enforcement activity)
By Teaching Tolerance: “Educators who work with immigrant communities want to know how to best support students and their families. We created this web package to supply the types of resources educators have told us they need. We’ll continue to make updates, knowing that immigration policies and practices in the United States—and the corresponding needs in schools—are changing swiftly.”
What to say to students and other specific actions teachers can take—with links to resources
Q & A for educators after the executive order
What You Can Do: NEA fact sheet about immigration raids (includes links to other district examples)
Pennsylvania Department of Education
US Department of Education
Penn State's Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic
The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles
Ten Myths About Immigration (Updated)
Resource by Teaching Tolerance on the facts about immigration in the US
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction