Education and Afghan Resettlement
"The U.S. Department of Education is proud to offer this collection of materials and tools to help educators and communities provide educational opportunity to our Afghan allies of every age," said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. "It is so important that all learners across our nation—including our Afghan allies—have access to high-quality and culturally responsive academic resources, and I am encouraged that the Department is supporting this effort."
Welcome to the U.S. Department of Education's repository of resources for communities as they seek to provide educational services to our Afghan guests. As part of Operation Allies Welcome, we recognize that there is an immediate and urgent need for providing high-quality, culturally responsive education to our Afghan guests – inclusive of primary, secondary, postsecondary, and adult education and English language learning. Recognizing that our Afghan allies and their families protected our troops, supported our diplomatic community, and served our country, we will now serve them with equitable, excellent education as we welcome them to our country.
To this end, we have curated a collection of educational resources to meet the needs of educators, service providers, families, and stakeholders across the continuum of education who are engaging with and supporting Afghan students and families. The resources -- which include fact sheets, policy documents, webinars, and more -- cover topics such as emotional health and wellness of students, civil rights and access to education, Afghan language and culture, and more. Many of these resources are useful for students of all ages. The U.S. Department of Education does not officially endorse these resources, but we are happy to add new resources that communities created or found particularly useful in serving our Afghan guests. Our Afghan allies served us; let us Keep our Promise by providing educational services and supports to them.
Find Resources by Topic
- Welcoming and Enrolling Students
These resources are designed to help schools welcome and enroll newcomer students. Included on this page are guides and toolkits as well as webinar recordings that feature best practices, policies, and procedures to ensure Afghan students can successfully enroll and feel welcomed in schools.
- Engaging Parents and Families
These resources are designed to help educators engage newcomer parents and families. Educators and school leaders will find helpful practices to partner and communicate with families as well as support from technical assistance centers focused on engaging parents and families.
- Social Emotional Health and Wellness
These resources are designed to help foster safe and inclusive learning environments as well as guide educators and administrators seeking to understand the social emotional needs of this population. Trauma-informed best practices and support from technical assistance centers are included on this page.
- Linguistic and Cultural Resources
These resources are designed to help educators, community leaders, and school administrators understand the linguistic and cultural background of Afghan evacuees.
- Instructional Resources
These resources, available in English, Dari, and Pashto, are instructional in nature and designed to help teachers and others working with Afghan students.
- Resources to Share with Parents and Families
These resources are designed to be shared with Afghan parents and families. The toolkits, guides, and other materials will be useful in helping families navigate U.S. school systems and best support their students.
- Civil Rights, Access to Education, and Available Funding
These resources are designed to explain the civil rights of all students to education. Many of these materials are available in Dari and Pashto.
This page provides links to Federal offices that provide support for Afghans and other newcomers.
The resources posted on this site include links to information created by other public and private organizations. These links are provided for the user's convenience. ED does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this non-ED information. The inclusion of these links is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse views expressed, or products or services offered, on these non-ED sites.
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