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Recently Arrived and Ready for School: Educating immigrant students in New York

  • NYU Law - Vanderbilt Hall (Room 204) 40 Washington Square S New York, NY, 10012 United States (map)


Commissioner Nisha Agarwal

 Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

Max Ahmed 

Senior Education Advocacy Associate, NY Immigration Coalition

Khin Mai Aung

Director of English Language Learner Civil Rights and Policy, Office of Bilingual Education and Foreign Language Studies at the New York State Education Department 

Dr. Jacob Ham

Director, Center for Child Trauma and Resilience at Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

Moderated by

Abja Midha

Project Director, Immigrant Students’ Rights Project at Advocates for Children of New York

Please join the Junior Board of Advocates for Children of New York (AFC) and the NYU School of Law's Education Law and Policy Society to discuss the experience of undocumented young peopleparticularly those who arrived recently, as they enter the City and try to access their right to a public education.  Panelists include experts on the immigration process, local and state policies concerning immigrant students and English language learners, and best practices for social-emotional support for students in schools. We invite you to join the conversation with your questions following the panel presentation. 


Light refreshments will be served courtesy of Gabay-Rafiy & Bowler.