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Getting to Know Pacific Island Students from the Freely Associated States Infographic Series

Families from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau have traversed the Pacific region for centuries, but over the past several decades, more families have moved from the islands to pursue education, work, and healthcare in the continental United States, Hawai'i, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands. These growing populations of Pacific Island students in U.S. schools have prompted a need for a closer look at ways educators can provide culturally relevant, responsive, and sustaining education to students who are from or have family connections to the Pacific region.

The goal of this infographic series is to facilitate greater awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the diversity of cultures and experiences of Pacific Islanders and provide tangible methods for educators to meaningfully engage with Pacific students' communities inside and outside of the classroom.