Wednesday March 20, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
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Meeting the Needs of Students with Interrupted Formal Education & Refugee Backgrounds

Teddi Predaris - Director of Language Acquisition and Title I for Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia

Dee Daniels Scriven – Special Assistant to the Director with the Office of Refugee Resettlement, US Department of Health & Human Services

Rezene Hagos - Refugee School Impact Grant Program Manager, Office of Refugee Resettlement, US Department of Health & Human Services

Supreet Anand – Title III Formula Grant Program Group Leader, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education

Joanne Urrutia – Deputy Director of the Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education

Students with both limited English proficiency and interrupted formal education (SIFE) are increasing in today’s elementary and secondary schools.  These students often come into the classroom as immigrant students who have arrived in the US as refugees; fleeing war, persecution and other situations that have had a negative impact on their educational experiences.  This webinar will provide background information on Office of Refugee Resettlement programs and policies, along with an update on refugee populations coming into the US.  Strategies and solutions in addressing the educational needs of students from refugee families will also be addressed, including innovative programming at the high school level for students who have gaps in their educational backgrounds. 

To view the webinar, go to http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/webinars/event/38

Applicants may submit questions prior to the webinar to askncela@gwu.edu. There will also be opportunities for questions during the event.

Technical Specifications
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