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AG Advisory: Equal Access to Public Education for All Students Irrespective of Immigration Status

Massachusetts Attorney General's Office

From the advisory:

"This updated advisory1 is intended as a reminder that state and federal law require state educational agencies and local school districts to provide all elementary and secondary students with equal access to public education—irrespective of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or immigration status. Our schools play a critically important role in supporting vulnerable populations, including newcomer and refugee schoolaged children. As school districts across Massachusetts have recently seen increases of newly arrived students resettling throughout the state as a result of various global circumstances, effectively fulfilling obligations to newly arrived students remains crucial."

Click the "go to website" link below to download the advisory from the AG's website.