Discussion to focus on educating and supporting children from immigrant families

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Join Penn State’s Center for Education and Civil Rights and Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic for a timely discussion about immigration. "Educating and Supporting Children from Immigrant Families: What Educators Need to Know" will be held from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in Room A of Panorama Village Building, 240 Villa Crest Drive in State College.

Pennsylvania’s K-12 schools enroll an estimated 180,000 students from families where one parent lacks legal authorization. Speakers will provide a description of the recent developments in immigration enforcement and discuss implications for schools. The program will focus on educators’ rights and responsibilities regarding immigration; review existing federal guidance for children from immigrant families; and offer ideas for communicating with families affected by these policies and achieving a safe learning environment for all children.

The discussion is intended for educators, counselors and administrators in area school districts and charter schools. Preservice educators also are welcome.

For resources about immigration, visit https://pennstatelaw.psu.edu/immigration-after-election.

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Last Updated October 11, 2017