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The Educational Experiences of Refugee Children in Countries of First Asylum debt


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The Educational Experiences of Refugee Children in Countries of First Asylum debt

The histories that resettled refugee children bring to classrooms in the United States are multiple and varied. Refugees come from many countries and many socioeconomic, political, linguistic, and ethnic backgrounds. While their migration paths are unique and reasons for resettlement diverse, most refugees have experienced extended stays in refugee camps or urban areas within countries of first asylum. The previous experiences of refugee children affect the way they experience school and the relationships they form with teachers and peers. However, the histories of resettled refugee children are often hidden from their teachers and other school staff in the United States by factors such as language barriers, privacy concerns, cultural misunderstandings, and stereotypes. >


By Migration Policy Institute, , USA.


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Ten Facts About U.S. Refugee Resettlement debt


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Ten Facts About U.S. Refugee Resettlement debt

The United States, which runs the world's largest refugee resettlement program, is being called upon to welcome more Syrian refugees as Europe struggles to absorb huge flows of asylum seekers and migrants from Syria, Iraq, Eritrea, and elsewhere. As of October 2015, the United States had resettled approximately 2,000 Syrian refugees since the start of civil war in Syria in 2011. >


By Migration Policy Institute, , USA.


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The Academic Engagement of Newly Arriving Somali Bantu Students in a U.S. Elementary School debt


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The Academic Engagement of Newly Arriving Somali Bantu Students in a U.S. Elementary School debt

This report examines the findings of a two-year ethnographic study of newly arrived Somali Bantu refugee students in a U.S. elementary school (K-6) in Chicago. The Somali Bantu had been displaced in refugee camps for more than 12 years, and the children had no prior exposure to formal schooling and limited literacy skills. Upon their resettlement, a number of school districts voiced concerns about meeting the mental health and social adjustment needs of Somali Bantu students and questioned whether local schools were equipped with suitable teaching strategies. The authors led a research team that carried out observations of select classrooms and interviews with school staff over a two-year period, before coding the resulting field notes to identify key themes and patterns. >


By Migration Policy Institute, , USA.


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CSPI Applauds Move by Kraft to Remove Dyes from All Mac and Cheese, Urges FDA Action on Dyes debt


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CSPI Applauds Move by Kraft to Remove Dyes from All Mac and Cheese, Urges FDA Action on Dyes debt

As consumers increasingly try to find dye-free foods, it’s increasingly going to be in the economic self-interest of Kraft and other food manufacturers to get rid of artificial dyes. Kraft’s Macaroni and Cheese isn’t a health food. But replacing its Yellow 5 and Yellow 6 with natural colorings is a step in the right direction that will help families with children avoid the hyperactivity and other behavioral problems triggered or exacerbated by the chemicals.for determining what substances are generally recognized as safe—or “GRAS” in agency parlance—violates the 1958 law that requires FDA oversight of whether ingredients are safe before they can be used in food. >


By CSPI, USA.


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