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Newcomer Toolkit - Introduction

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February 2024

"The U.S. Department of Education (Department) is pleased to provide this Newcomer Toolkit, originally published in September 2016. Schools are among the first U.S. institutions to welcome newcomer immigrants and refugees to local communities. Meeting the physical, linguistic, social, emotional, mental health, and academic needs of these students and their families is essential to their success and can be an opportunity for educators and community members across the country to reflect upon and enhance their practices and processes. Accordingly, this toolkit is a resource for state, local, and school leaders to support multilingual learners (MLs)* and general education educators who directly serve immigrant and refugee students."

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