Challenges & Solutions for Refugee Students

Wednesday, March 8
11:00AM - 2:00PM
JW Marriott - Salon F

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Blair Brettschneider
GirlForward - Exec Dir

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Emily Kane
GirlForward - Dir of Education

Summary

The world is currently experiencing unprecedented levels of human displacement. Globally, 21.3 million people are refugees—half of them under 18 years old. Each year, thousands of these refugee youth are resettled in the U.S. and enroll in school. Most have had disrupted education, many have never stepped foot in a classroom. All are English language learners. How do we effectively meet the needs of this growing population in schools already stretched for resources? We will take a closer look at the unique challenges facing refugee students—with particular attention to gender inequality—and innovative solutions.

Event Type:
Sessions
Format:
Summit
Track:
ESL/ELL
Tags:
esl refugees cpe credit

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