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Sugarman, Julie – Migration Policy Institute, 2023
Once considered a less-rigorous high school pathway, career and technical education (CTE) has experienced a renaissance since the 1990s, as more high-skilled and white-collar professions have been included in these elective course options. Research indicates that participation in CTE--especially taking more than one course in a single occupational…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Access to Education, Equal Education, Vocational Education
Flores Peña, Jazmin; Sugarman, Julie; Mancilla, Lorena – Migration Policy Institute, 2023
Even as the nation's 5 million English Learners (ELs) make up one in ten students enrolled in public K-12 education, federal funding has not kept up with their population growth. The result is a long-standing lack of equitable and adequate federal funding to support ELs' language development and help them thrive academically. When the COVID-19…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Equity (Finance), English, English Language Learners
Lazarin, Melissa – Migration Policy Institute, 2022
From uneven digital access and growing academic gaps to reports of students missing or disengaged since March 2020, it is evident that English Learners (ELs) have endured some of the pandemic's gravest impacts on students across the United States. But because the pandemic has affected state assessment systems as well as instruction, it is…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Language Tests, COVID-19, Pandemics
Batalova, Jeanne; Fix, Michael – Migration Policy Institute, 2022
The nation's health-care system has strained to keep up with the COVID-19 crisis. This pressure is occurring alongside mismatches in the supply and demand for health-care professionals that predate the pandemic, shaped by the aging of the U.S. population, declining birth rates, and other trends. Immigrant professionals have long played a vital…
Descriptors: Health Personnel, Allied Health Personnel, Physicians, Nurses
Estes, Chris; Deaton, Devin; Jayashankar, Aparna – Migration Policy Institute, 2022
What steps can organizations take to provide accessible and inclusive services to families who speak a language other than English, and how can they support these families in developing their English and home language skills? This brief explores two-generation (2Gen) practices--interventions that work with both parents and children--that aim to…
Descriptors: Parents, Children, English Language Learners, Second Language Learning
Workie, Essey; Hinkle, Lillie; deDufour, Anna; Lacarte, Valerie – Migration Policy Institute, 2022
While access to digital devices, the internet, and digital skills training has been uneven in the United States for decades, the COVID-19 pandemic magnified these disparities. More than ever, digital tools are central to performing daily tasks--from completing school assignments and applying for jobs, to reviewing personal health records, and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Equal Education, Technological Literacy, Access to Computers
Hofstetter, Jacob; Cherewka, Alexis – Migration Policy Institute, 2022
State adult education systems, which receive significant funding from the U.S. government, are the primary source of many key integration services for adult immigrants--from English classes and literacy programs to civics courses and some workforce development activities. Although such programs have existed for decades, the passage of the…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Immigrants, Citizenship Education, Labor Force Development
Batalova, Jeanne; Fix, Michael – Migration Policy Institute, 2022
For most people in the United States, quality postsecondary credentials--which include two- and four-year college degrees, vocational training certificates, and professional licenses--offer the most direct path to economic and social mobility. In fact, 80 percent of today's jobs require more than a high school degree. Yet as of 2019, about 115.3…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Credentials, Immigrants, Adults
Park, Maki; Hofstetter, Jacob; Giang, Ivana Tú Nhi – Migration Policy Institute, 2022
One-third of U.S. children ages 0 to 5 are Dual Language Learners (DLLs), meaning they have at least one parent who speaks a language other than English at home. These children speak an increasingly diverse range of languages and have the potential to thrive as multilingual and multicultural individuals, given the right support. But while years of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, English Language Learners, Bilingualism, English (Second Language)
Batalova, Jeanne; Fix, Michael – Migration Policy Institute, 2022
College-educated immigrants in the United States are more likely to have advanced degrees and to major in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields than their U.S.-born peers with college degrees. But their educational levels have not always translated into occupational gains: They are more likely than U.S.-born workers to be…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, College Graduates, Immigrants, STEM Education
Sugarman, Julie – Migration Policy Institute, 2021
Across the United States, students face increasingly high expectations of what they should know and be able to do upon completing high school. However, too few state policies take into consideration how the pathway to graduation may look different for English Learners (ELs), particularly adolescent newcomers who have limited formal education. Many…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap
Batalova, Jeanne; Fix, Michael – Migration Policy Institute, 2021
With rising job vacancies and a workforce and society that are aging, the United States already has a reservoir of human capital that is not fully tapped: The millions of U.S.-born and immigrant college graduates who are in jobs requiring no more than a high school credential or who are unemployed. This human capital, if well leveraged, could…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Educational Attainment, Higher Education, College Graduates
Hofstetter, Jacob; McHugh, Margie – Migration Policy Institute, 2021
This fact sheet explores key sociodemographic characteristics of immigrant and native-born parents with children ages 0 to 4 and 5 to 10 in the United States. It draws from a broader analysis the Migration Policy Institute's (MPI's) National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy (NCIIP) conducted on immigrant and U.S.-born parents with children…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Parents, Children, Age Differences
Lazarín, Melissa; Park, Maki – Migration Policy Institute, 2021
Nationwide, one-third of children ages 5 and under have at least one parent who speaks a language other than English. These Dual Language Learners (DLLs) are an incredibly diverse and growing group of young children, and with the right support these preschoolers have the potential to develop as multilingual and multiliterate individuals. Yet…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Bilingual Students, Preschool Children, Ability Identification
Park, Maki; Pompa, Delia – Migration Policy Institute, 2021
More than 7.4 million U.S. children ages 5 and under live in a household where a language other than English is spoken by a parent or caregiver. But despite the size and growth of this Dual Language Learner (DLL) population, and these children's distinct linguistic assets and learning needs, standardized policies for identifying them and…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Bilingual Students, Preschool Children, Ability Identification
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