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ERIC Number: ED571524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ESSA and Migrant Youth. Policy Update. Vol. 23, No. 19
Parsi, Ace; Losh, Maryann
National Association of State Boards of Education
Edward R. Murrow's 1960 documentary, "Harvest of Shame," pricked the national conscience on the issue of migrant workers. Five years later, migrant youth were included as part of the scope of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The 2015 reauthorization of that law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), turns over more responsibility to states to help these students, who face common challenges of mobility, poverty, limited English proficiency, and limited parental involvement in their education. This policy update is part of a series that suggests strategies that state boards of education can use to address the challenges and inequities facing some of the most disenfranchised, at-risk student populations in the country. State boards of education can take the following steps, translating these opportunities into changes that help deliver greater educational equity and success for this often overlooked group: (1) step up identification and recruitment; (2) enhance educator capacity; (3) promote service coordination; and (4) increase accountability. [For the other policy updates in this series, see "ESSA and Homeless Youth. Policy Update. Vol. 23, No. 18" (ED571531); "ESSA and Students with Disabilities. Policy Update. Vol. 23, No. 20" (ED571526); "ESSA and English Language Learners. Policy Update. Vol. 23, No. 21" (ED571532); and "ESSA and Students in Foster Care. Policy Update. Vol. 23, No. 22" (ED571528).]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Boards of Education
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001