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Newcomer Tool Kit

The Newcomer Tool Kit is designed to help U.S. educators; elementary and secondary teachers, principals, and other school staff who work directly with immigrant students—including asylees and refugees—and their families.

The Newcomer Tool Kit has 5 chapters, and contains an overview, sample tools, and resources.

New Download the entire Newcomer Tool Kit (PDF, 4 MB)



  1. Who are our Newcomers? (PDF, 903 KB)

  2. Welcoming Newcomers to a Safe and Thriving School Environment (PDF, 1.32 MB)

  3. High-Quality Instruction for Newcomer Students (PDF, 1.0 MB)

  4. How Do We Support Newcomers' Social Emotional Needs? (PDF, 1.72 MB)

  5. Establishing Partnerships with Families (PDF, 1.09 MB)

To request the tool kit in an alternate format as a reasonable accommodation, i.e. large print, CD Rom or audio, please contact Melissa Escalante by phone, 202-401-1407 or email at:

Last Modified: 03/09/2021