U.S. The Department of Education issues guidance on federal funds to support Afghan students and other newcoming students January 14, 2022 Contact: Press office, (202) 401-1576, Press@ed.gov
  • Today, the US Department of Education UU (Department) issued a letter from colleague (DCL) from Dear Collegue to head school officers detailing information about federal funds and resources available to support Afghan children and their families, who have recently arrived or can soon reach School states and districts throughout the country. As part of the Allies of the Welcome Operation, a unified approach led by the Department of National Security to coordinate the Federal Government's efforts to support vulnerable Afghans, the department recognizes the immediate and urgent need to provide high quality education and recipients Culturally responsible for newcomers to newcomers to Afghans. Primary, secondary and English learning, as well as emotional social learning.

    "All students have the right to high quality educational experiences," said Deputy Secretary Cindy Marten. "Our recent Afghan arrivals and their families have supported our country in the last 20 years, and we will maintain our promise by providing access to equitable and excellent educational opportunities. The United States Department of Education is ready to support States and Local districts as alerts these new new members of our communities. "

    Recognizing that all children in the United States have a right to enroll and participate in public primary and secondary schools, this DCL explains Several sources of federal financing available to establish educational agencies (seas) and local educational agencies (LEA). Although the letter is specific for Afghan children and their families, the information also applies to children and families arriving from other countries.

    Seas and reading can use funds under Emergency Emergency and Secondary School Relief (ESSER) Background and Emergency Emergency Education Background (GEER) from the governor to address the impact of The Covid-19 pandemic in newly arrived children, including the use of these funds to develop culturally and linguistically relevant instructional materials, as well as materials and evaluations in other languages.

    In addition, Federal Education Funds of the Primary and Secondary Education of 1965 (ESEA) can be used to support newly arrivals, and the DCL includes a brief summary of how the funds under the Title I, Part A; Title III, Part A; Title IV, Part A; and Title IV, Part B of ESEA Education Law and people with disabilities can be used by States, LEAs and schools to support students recently arrived.

    In addition to a general description of federal funds, this letter contains resources that reads can use as they comply with their obligations, not only to provide all students for free public education, but also to determine Eligibility for and offering services to support students with domain and students with limited disabilities. These resources include toolkit kits, data sheets and other estimated colleague cards.

    Keep the promise's website, and consultations can be addressed to these efforts to keep promise@ed.gov.

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