SY055: Promoting the Educational Success of Refugee Newcomer Students and Families

Friday, February 15, 2013 10:00 AM–11:20 AM


Schools are one of the first and most influential providers of refugee services in the United States. This symposium will highlight key educational challenges facing refugee students and families and provide educators with information on successfully supporting newcomer refugee students and forge effective home–school partnerships. Preliminary outcomes will be presented on three newly initiated school–home–community linked efforts designed to assist with the resettlement process and improve the educational outcomes for refugee students and families.


Gloria L. Miller, University of Denver, Denver, CO; Robyn D. Hess, University of Northern CO, Greeley, CO; Cynthia Hazel, University of Denver, Denver, CO; Karin Dittrick-Nathan, University of Denver, Denver, CO; Vanja Pejic, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO