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Murphey, David – Child Trends, 2014
As the U.S. population has become increasingly diverse--a continuing trend led by children--there has been an accompanying rise in the number of children who grow up hearing and learning more than one language. Dual language learners represent an important asset for our nation's future, since those who have fluency in more than one language have…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Academic Achievement, Grade 4, Elementary School Students
Lippman, Laura; Atienza, Astrid; Rivers, Andrew; Keith, Julie – Child Trends, 2008
This report provides a developmental perspective on what competencies young people need to be ready for college, the workplace, and the transition to adulthood. National hand-wringing about the lack of preparedness of high school graduates for college and the workplace has catalyzed researchers, educators, and policymakers to define the skills and…
Descriptors: Readiness, College Preparation, Labor Force Development, High School Students