This event is a community lecture and open discussion addressing:
1. The models integration of immigrant and refugee children in European public schools and the United States;
2. Lessons the United States and Europe can learn from each other about integration of minority children in school;
3. How we can better serve the needs of immigrant and minority children public schools in Champaign County.
As a Fulbright-Schuman Scholar, Letitia Zwickert performed a qualitative comparative case study from January to June of 2016, assessing best practices in education for migrants and minorities in France, Luxembourg and Belgium. Her study tried to answer how education in these countries supports all high school children, regardless of their social or cultural heritage, by looking at best practices at the teacher, administrative, and Ministry levels.