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Barrow, Lisa; Markman-Pithers, Lisa – Future of Children, 2016
Simply put, children with poor English skills are less likely to succeed in school and beyond. What's the best way to teach English to young children who aren't native English speakers? In this article, Lisa Barrow and Lisa Markman-Pithers examine the state of English learner education in the United States and review the evidence behind different…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Bilingualism, Bilingual Education
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Deming, David; Goldin, Claudia; Katz, Lawrence – Future of Children, 2013
For-profit, or proprietary, colleges are the fastest-growing postsecondary schools in the nation, enrolling a disproportionately high share of disadvantaged and minority students and those ill-prepared for college. Because these schools, many of them big national chains, derive most of their revenue from taxpayer-funded student financial aid, they…
Descriptors: Proprietary Schools, Colleges, Student Characteristics, Undergraduate Students
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Schuster, Mark A.; Chung, Paul J.; Vestal, Katherine D. – Future of Children, 2011
All children, even the healthiest, have preventive and acute health care needs. Moreover, a growing number of children are chronically ill, with preventive, acute, and ongoing care needs that may be much more demanding than those for healthy children. Because children are unable to care for themselves, their parents are expected to provide a range…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Employer Attitudes, Health Insurance, Child Health
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Boland, Paul – Future of Children, 1991
Discusses drug-exposed infants from the perspective of a juvenile court judge. Experience in Los Angeles County (California) illustrates the following common problems in the juvenile courts: (1) high court caseload; (2) lack of legal representation and overloaded case workers; and (3) lack of resources mandated by law. (SLD)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Child Welfare, Community Resources, Court Litigation
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Parke, Ross D.; O'Neil, Robin L. – Future of Children, 1999
Studied how the activities and social development of 9- and 10-year-olds in a variety of southern California neighborhoods are supported or constrained by neighborhood resources and problems. Findings show links between parent perceptions of the neighborhood, rules they impose on their children, and the children's experiences and social skills.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Intermediate Grades, Interpersonal Competence, Neighborhoods