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Provision of Educational Services for Recently Arrived Unaccompanied Children and Youth

May 26, 2021

As a result of instability and violence in Central American countries, there has been a recent increase in the number of unaccompanied youth crossing the United States - Mexico border. The Board of Regents and the New York State Education Department (NYSED, or “the Department”) are deeply concerned about the mounting scope of this problem. The Department is committed to supporting Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) as they meet the needs of unaccompanied youth. This Field Memorandum provides important information and resources for LEAs regarding the rights of and services available to unaccompanied youth...Continue to full memo