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The U.S. Department of Education’s Newcomer Toolkit was designed to help schools support immigrants, refugees, and their families with a successful integration process. The Newcomer Tool Kit provides information, resources and examples of effective practices that educators can use to support newcomers. 

English Learner Tool Kit Updated with ESSA references. Office of English Language Acquisition’s EL Tool Kit was published in 2015. The English Learner Tool Kit supports state and local education agencies help English Learners (ELs) by fulfilling obligations. It contains an overview, sample tools, and resources.

Special Education


Midwest Migrant Education Resource Center (MMERC) 

MMERC is a lending library whose mission it is to assist educators in meeting the educational needs of migrant students. It has an extensive collection of supplemental resources for grades K-12 in skills areas of reading, math, English as a Second Language, and many other subjects. Also included are bilingual, multicultural, and Spanish materials, reading kits, thematic units, STEM resources, games and much more. 

Who has access? Educators that have at least one migrant student (ages 3-21) in their class 

What is the cost? Access is free, including shipping (via UPS) 

How are materials requested? 


National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th-October 15th)

Smithsonian Education-Hispanic Heritage Teaching Resources 

Hispanic Heritage and History in the United States-EDSITEment!


Other Resources

National Clearinghouse on Bilingual Education (NABE)

Office of Migrant Education (OME) 

¡ColorÍncolorado!: A bilingual site for educators and families of English Language Learners 

Education World: Program Links Hispanic Families to Education Resources 

ASCD: Education Leadership-Improving the Achievement of Hispanic Students 

eScholarship-Educating Hispanic Students: Effective Instructional Practices 

Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence