As Educators Grapple With COVID-19 Challenges, Supporting Undocumented Students & Families Must Be a Priority

This article brings to the forefront the importance of supporting the most vulnerable families during COVID-19 school closures, especially immigrant families without documentation. As school leaders and educators know, students must have their basic needs met and feel a level of safety and well-being for effective learning to take place. Yet undocumented families may be unable to access federal relief programs and afraid of using health care services.

In this article, an educator who works closely with immigrant families shares ways to support and advocate for them by communicating in multiple languages, providing accurate information about health care rights, and implementing immigrant-friendly policies at school that ensure all students and families get access to needed supports. This is an important call to action for all district or school leaders.

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