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K-12 Education

K-12 Education

Immigrants and second-generation students who are children of immigrants confront a number of unique academic challenges, including limited proficiency in the host-country language and greater barriers in preparing for college and careers. Research here focuses on student educational attainment and in particular on English Language Learners (ELLs), who have persistent and wide achievement gaps with native English speakers. Adolescent ELLs face a greater workload, learning English at the same time they are studying core content areas in English—with resulting challenges in passing tests and completing graduation requirements.

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