How Immigration Enforcement Policies Are Impacting Students and Teachers Nationwide

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Join researchers Dr. Patricia Gándara and Shena Sanchez from UCLA, Colorín Colorado and Share My Lesson for a webinar on the impact of immigration enforcement policies on students and teachers.

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As immigration enforcement intensifies around the country, schools see the impacts firsthand on a variety of stakeholders – students, families, educators, and communities. While many of these impacts have been documented anecdotally through the news media and on social media, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles have recently published a series of papers with detailed information highlighting the complex and sometimes unexpected impacts on school communities of immigration enforcement actions. This research was based on extensive interviews with 3500 educators from more than 730 schools across 24 districts and 12 states.  At the core of the research was the question, “How are these policies impacting teaching and learning in the classroom?” Topics covered including the impacts on social-emotional well-being of immigrant students and their non-immigrant peers; socio-economic impacts after a family member is detained or deported; how increased levels of stress are affecting educators serving immigrant students; and the impacts of these policies on professional relationships and a sense of community within the school setting. This webinar will feature discussion of the research from two of the researchers, Dr. Patricia Gándara, Research Professor of Education and Co-Director, Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles, UCLA and Shena Sanchez, Research Associate, UCLA. The webinar will be moderated by Lydia Breiseth, Director of Colorín Colorado.


Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session.


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