The number of K-12 Latino teachers has more than quadrupled over the last three decades, but the growth has not kept pace with the explosive growth in the nation's Latino student population. A new report from New America suggests ways to narrow the gap.
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The current system results in less access to academic classes for long-term English-learners, a new study argues, while more recent arrivals sometimes fare better.
May 08, 2019
Students at Bureau of Indian Education schools were more likely to report being exposed to Native languages and culture when compared to their peers attending traditional public schools.
April 24, 2019
The new analysis significantly increases the annual estimate of undocumented high school students earning diplomas that has long been used in debates about immigration and special protections for immigrant youth who were illegally brought to the U.S. as children.
April 11, 2019
A new survey from the Council of the Great City Schools reveals trends on English-learner enrollment, linguistic diversity, student achievement, professional development, and staffing in the nation's largest school districts.
June 25, 2018
A lawsuit claimed that the school district and outgoing Superintendent Tommy Chang have a "disturbing practice" of handing over student information to immigration authorities. Chang, an immigrant himself, fires back.
June 04, 2018
The Migration Policy Institute published the first in a series of reports that aim to educate parents, policymakers, and the public about how to find and use data to examine whether schools are adequately serving their English-language-learner students.
March 22, 2018
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.
March 12, 2018
Even with the support of schools, the pressure the students face is daunting, educators and experts say.
January 12, 2018
The comments come at a time when more foreign-born black people live in the United States than at any time in history—and many of the residents are children enrolled in the nation's K-12 public schools.