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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, 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
Sugarman, Julie – Migration Policy Institute, 2021
The landscape of K-12 education funding in the United States is exceptionally complex. When it comes to funding an equitable, high-quality education for English Learners (ELs), discussions often focus on federal funds under Title III of the "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA)--an important source of funding for many aspects of ELs'…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English Language Learners, Equal Education, Federal Aid
Patuzzi, Liam – Migration Policy Institute, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in harsh effects across European economies, and uncertainty persists even as vaccination campaigns have picked up speed. EU governments' prompt investments in historically large job retention measures have temporarily cushioned the pandemic's blow to labor markets, but this also means that the full impact is yet…
Descriptors: Labor Market, COVID-19, Pandemics, Immigrants
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
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
Batalova, Jeanne; Fix, Michael; Pierce, Sarah – Migration Policy Institute, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic that swept into communities across the United States beginning in Spring 2020 has placed enormous strain on health-care systems and highlighted the work of both U.S.- and foreign-born health professionals. But even as the need for testing, treatment, and care is high, an estimated 263,000 immigrants and refugees with at…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Immigrants, Health Needs, Certification
Sugarman, Julie; Villegas, Leslie – Migration Policy Institute, 2020
Standardized tests play a central role in the U.S. education system, shaping how states hold schools accountable for ensuring that all students have equitable access to a quality education. Schools and districts sometimes also use testing data for high-stakes decisions about teacher pay and whether students can move on to the next grade. It is…
Descriptors: Native Language, English Language Learners, Elementary Secondary Education, Testing Accommodations
Sugarman, Julie – Migration Policy Institute, 2020
Data about English Learner (EL) students in the United States are more plentiful than ever. Under the federal "Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015" (ESSA), states must report a wide range of information about their students' English language arts and math standardized test scores, graduation rates, and more. They must also break these…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Definitions, Classification, Federal Legislation
Capps, Randy; Cardoso, Jodi Berger; Brabeck, Kalina – Migration Policy Institute, 2020
This report examines links between immigration enforcement, related fears, and the mental health of Latino youth. It presents the findings of a survey of Latino students at five high schools in Harris County, Texas, and six high schools in four Rhode Island cities, conducted during the 2018-19 school year. The survey explored students' fears of…
Descriptors: Immigration, Law Enforcement, Undocumented Immigrants, Hispanic American Students
Villegas, Leslie; Pompa, Delia – Migration Policy Institute, 2020
When the "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA) was signed into law in 2015, it was hailed as a significant step forward for English Learner (EL) students. The law aimed to raise the profile of accountability for ELs, including in terms of their progress towards English proficiency and their performance in academic subjects. More than four…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, State Policy
Sugarman, Julie; Lazarín, Melissa – Migration Policy Institute, 2020
As schools closed their physical classrooms in March 2020 due to COVID-19, educators across the United States reported that English Learners (ELs), immigrant students, and students in low-income families were particularly difficult to reach with online instruction. The pandemic and the sudden, forced transition to remote learning have brought into…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, English Language Learners
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