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- America Should Have Zero Tolerance for the Damage Being Inflicted on Immigrant Children
June 27, 2018
The Foundation for Child Development strongly opposes immigration policies that inflict harm upon children by severing familial bonds which threatens their well-being and emotional security.
- Latino U.S.-Citizen Children of Immigrants: A Generation at High Risk
October 18, 2017
In a new working paper, commissioned by the Foundation for Child Development.
- Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures
May 5, 2017
This National Academies of Sciences report provides insights for new directions for researchers, policymakers and practitioners to better support dual language learners (DLLs) and English Learners (ELs). The report provides knowledge about the cultural and linguistic assets of ELs, as well as the challenges faced in supporting their educational success.
- Chaos for Dual Language Learners: An Examination of State Policies for Exiting Children from Language Services in the PreK-3rd Grades
October 6, 2014
Chaos for Dual-Language Learners: An Examination of State Policies for Exiting Children from Language Services in the PreK-3rd Grades from the New America Foundation scans the policies in all 50 states and DC to find out how states determined when to exit dual-language learners from services that help them learn English.
- Early Education for Dual Language Learners: Promoting School Readiness and Early School Success
November 21, 2013
This report by Linda Espinosa is part of series of papers that were produced for a public symposium convened by MPI’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy in January 2013.
- Diverse Children: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration in America’s New Non-Majority Generation
August 26, 2013
There are significant disparities in the education, economic well-being, and health of children in the U.S. based on their race-ethnicity and whether or not their parents are immigrants, according to Diverse Children: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration in America’s New Non-Majority Generation, the first report ever to draw these comparisons.
- PreK-3rd: Challenging Common Myths About Dual Language Learners, An Update to the Seminal 2008 Report
August 13, 2013
Since 2008, when the first edition of Challenging Common Myths About Young English Language Learners was published, knowledge of how children acquire two languages during the PreKindergarten through Third Grade years and the positive consequences of growing up with more than one language has greatly advanced.
- Is the United States Bad for Children’s Health? Risk and Resilience Among Young Children of Immigrants
July 29, 2013
This report from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) by Jennifer Van Hook, Nancy S. Landale, & Marianne M. Hillemeir, is part of series of papers that were produced for a public symposium convened by MPI’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy in January 2013.