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October 12, 2009

A World Tour of After-School Activities for Immigrant Youths

A report by two researchers from New York University features efforts to integrate immigrants in to their homelands, including a number of after-school projects from around the world.

September 28, 2009

Schools and Undocumented Students? Few 'Definite Answers' on Legal Questions

A new guide on the legal rights of undocumented students in schools does a good job in spelling out where courts have ruled on a particular issue and where they have not.

September 21, 2009

English Proficiency Lower Among Mexicans Than Puerto Ricans in U.S.

Mexicans living in the United States are more likely than Puerto Ricans living here to say they speak English "less than very well," according to five profiles of Spanish-speaking groups published by the Pew Hispanic Center.

September 11, 2009

Immigrants Who Make Time to Learn English

Some immigrants really go to heroic efforts to make time to attend English classes, as a video about the day in the life of the Evans Community Adult School in Los Angeles demonstrates.

September 09, 2009

High School for Newly Arrived ELLs Opens in San Francisco

The San Francisco school district opened a school at the end of last month that replicates ones for immigrant students that have a strong track record in New York City.

September 08, 2009

Opinion: 'The World Has Come to the Little Red School House'

U.S. schools aren't doing enough to educate the children of immigrants so that they can compete with upcoming generations of youths in places such as Hong Kong, Korea, and Finland, argue Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco and Carola Suarez-Orozco in a Sept. 5 column in the Huffington Post.

September 01, 2009

Demographics for Children of Immigrants

Children of immigrants account for about one-quarter of children in the nation under age 5, and their share of school enrollment will grow as they move into elementary school, according to a report on student demographics by the Washington-based Urban Institute.

August 13, 2009

Social Ascension in a Farmworker Family

A series of videos and stories about the children of immigrants in California, produced by News21 at the University of Southern California, tells about how the children of some farm workers are extremely motivated to do well in school and have become professionals.

July 08, 2009

Council on Foreign Relations' Task Force Backs 'DREAM' Act

A task force of the Council on Foreign Relations endorses the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors, or "Dream" Act, in its recommendations for comprehensive immigration reform.

July 07, 2009

Undocumented Students' Advocate Is Principal of New Charter School

An advocate of undocumented students who was fired from her job as a principal of an early-college high school in Arizona last December has a new job as a principal of a new charter school that will open in the fall.

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