Clearinghouse Resource


Guidance for School Districts to Ensure Equal Access for All Children to Public Schools, Regardless of Immigration Status


U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Office of the General Counsel


Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

May 2014, pages

Description of Resource

Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder announced updated guidance to assist public elementary and secondary schools to ensure enrollment processes are consistent with the law and fulfill their obligation to provide all children—no matter their background—equal access to an education. An official letter, and FAQ for states, schools districts, and parents, and a fact sheet on the rights of all children to enroll in school is included.


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