Scientists have long posited that there is a "critical period" for language learning, but new research suggests that the time frame stretches on much longer than previously thought.
Over the next five years, about 120,000 immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children would turn 15 and become eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
DACA had a "significant impact" on the educational outcomes of undocumented immigrant youth, including increases in high school graduation and school attendance rates, according to a recently released National Bureau of Economic Research working paper.
A Lehigh University researcher found that some educators though bilingualism was "too lofty a goal" for English-language learners with disabilities.
Across the country, many English-learners don't have access to the same high-quality math courses that their native English-speaking peers do. These five California districts offer a road map to change.
Incorporating home languages in classroom rituals and routines and encouraging families to share their culture with the school community can help students in "superdiverse" settings feel more welcome, says a report from the Migration Policy Institute.
The principles were developed to help educators cultivate multilingualism, work to develop global citizens, and support students' home languages and cultural backgrounds to achieve those goals.
Even with the support of schools, the pressure the students face is daunting, educators and experts say.
A large majority of educators report having students who have experienced emotional or behavioral problems because they are concerned about immigration enforcement under the Trump administration, according to a new national survey from the Civil Rights Project at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals will remain in effect for recipients after the March 5 deadline originally set by the White House, but the Obama-era program has already begun to unravel for some.