Honoring National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month:
Supporting Our Multilingual & Immigrant Students Amid COVID-19
from By: Yee Wan, Ed.D.
The Coronavirus outbreak has impacted communities across the United States and around the world. People from all walks of life have been adversely affected in many ways during this extremely challenging time of uncertainty. Our multilingual and immigrant students and families are considered to be one of the most vulnerable populations affected due to the disruption of the academic and socioeconomic support they receive at school.
To help these students continue their learning, the National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE) and the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) under the direction of County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mary Ann Dewan, are making three recommendations to help prioritize resources for districts and schools during this global pandemic and school closure to student attendance.
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