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) invites you to a webinar that will provide information about ORR’s process for placing and supporting Afghan refugees in the context of the U.S. educational system. The webinar will also feature representatives from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE).
The panelists will discuss how to coordinate resources to provide wrap-around services and offer information about Federal support that will be explained in a forthcoming Dear Colleague Letter. All state and local education personnel including superintendents, Title III Directors, teachers, and others who are involved in the work of welcoming our Afghan newcomers are invited to join the Department of Education and the Office of Refugee Resettlement on January 24, 2022, for an engaging and informative session.
If you have questions in advance of the webinar, please send them to KeepingthePromise@ed.gov.