The dual-language-learner population in the United States has grown by about 24 percent since 2000, and now represents about 32 percent of children ages 8 and younger.
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October 12, 2017
July 19, 2017
Even waiting until kindergarten to introduce English-learners to English could hinder efforts to help them learn the language, University of Washington researchers argue.
August 12, 2016
Spanish-speaking children experience significant improvements in English-language acquisition during preschool when they have a good grasp of the letters and numbers in their home language.
March 16, 2016
Research indicates that immigrant families have less access to initiatives such as Head Start, a federally funded program that provides early education for children from low-income families.
October 30, 2015
The New American Foundation's Dual Language Learners Work Group takes a look at efforts in three cities to support the development of young dual-language learners.
October 22, 2015
Analysis shows that students who don't achieve English-proficiency by the time they reach upper elementary are less likely to ever do so
September 10, 2015
A Migration Policy Institute report finds that children of immigrants are more likely to form "positive connections with the larger U.S. society" when schools view the students positively.
August 10, 2015
The funds are designed to develop and recruit teachers and support bilingual and STEM education through the arts.
September 24, 2014
A new analysis from Child Trends Hispanic Institute shows promising progress for Hispanic children in early-childhood participation, math proficiency rates, and high school graduation.
August 19, 2013
English immersion in early-childhood programs does not lead to better academic outcomes for dual-language learners in the long run, a Foundation for Child Development policy brief concludes.