Educational and Linguistic Integration
On November 21, 2014, the President established the White House Task Force on New Americans (WHTFNA)— a government-wide effort tasked with better integrating immigrants and refugees into American communities in three key areas: civically, economically, and linguistically. On April 14, 2015 the WHTFNA took an important step by outlining the Federal government's goals to strengthen its integration efforts nationwide and build welcoming communities in a report entitled “STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES BY WELCOMING ALL RESIDENTS: A Federal Strategic Action Plan on Immigrant & Refugee Integration”. Integration is a dynamic two-way process that brings together newcomers and the long-time residents of communities into which they settle. To support the work of the WHTFNA, the U.S. Department of Education is sponsoring a series of seven webinars focused on the educational and linguistic integration of immigrants and refugees. Information on the webinar series is detailed below. To find out more about the work of the WHTFNA you can visit: www.Whitehouse.gov/New-Americans or #NewAmericans | #NuevosCiudadanos.
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Webinar #1: America’s Youngest Pioneers: Immigrant Children, Youth and Adults-What does the data show?
MS PowerPoint (18MB) | * Audio Version (12MB) | Webinar Transcript (MS Word, 46KB) | Date & Time: June 25, 2015 2:00-3:00pm
Webinar #7: Pathways to Postsecondary Education and Career Training
MS PowerPoint (MS Powerpoint 21MB) | * Audio Version (10MB) | Webinar Transcript (MS Word 87KB) | Date & Time: December 17, 2015 2:00-3:00pm