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Use home visits to strengthen connections for newcomer students

November 6, 2023

Via: K-12 Dive

Having face-to-face visits with newcomer students and their families outside of the classroom can create lasting and meaningful connections between educators and families new to the country, experts said during a recent webinar hosted by the Institute for Educational Leadership and Welcoming America.

But, panelists added, these visits need to be prearranged, voluntary for both parties, and considerate of the challenges the families might be facing, such as language barriers and unfamiliarity with the American education system.

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