Toolkits & Guides
- ED COVID-19 Handbook Volume 1: Strategies for Safely Reopening Elementary and Secondary Schools
- CDC Operational Strategies for K-12 Schools through Phased Prevention
- Parent and Educator Guide to School Climate Resources
- Combating the Opioid Crisis and Other Substance Misuse: Schools, Students, Families
- Guides for Educators and Families of Newcomer Students
- Newcomer Toolkit
- Resource Guide: Building a Bright Future for All/handbook for Parents, Guardians, & Families: Building a Bright Future for All
- A “sensitive locations” factsheet for educators and families provides a user-friendly explanation of how DHS policy defines immigration enforcement activity around “sensitive locations,” including schools and school bus stops, as well as other community spaces and social activities.
- Under DHS policy, young people who are in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody should have timely access to educational materials sent by a local education agency, school, school administrator, or individual teacher. Additionally, consistent with applicable rules, these young people should have the opportunity to complete school work and return it to the local education agency, school, school administrator, or individual teacher. This policy can be found on the DHS website Part 2.5 – Funds and Personal Property and questions can be directed to Info@ice.dhs.gov.
- DACA Youth Resource Guide: Developed to help schools, colleges, teachers, and other personnel support the college and career success of undocumented and DACA youth in secondary and postsecondary settings.
- Data Stories
- U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights
- File a Discrimination Complaint with the Office for Civil Rights (Available in 20 languages.)
- OCR Complaint Form (Available in 20 languages.)
- Ensuring Equal Access To High-Quality Education (Available in 20 languages.)
- Annual Report to the Secretary, the President, and the Congress
- Civil Rights Data Collection (2017-2018)
- School Climate and Discipline – This guidance letter describes how schools can meet their obligations under federal law to administer student discipline without discriminating on the basis of race, color, or national origin.
- Plyler v. Doe – This guidance letter describes the obligations of states and school districts under Federal law to provide all children – regardless of immigration status – with equal access to public education at the elementary and secondary level. (Español) (Fact Sheet, Español) (Q&A Document, Español)
- Questions and Answers Regarding Inclusion of English Learners with Disabilities in English Language Proficiency Assessments and Title III Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives
- U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition Fact Sheets
- English Learner Family Toolkit
- English Learner Toolkit