Anna O’Toole was a Research Assistant at MPI, where she provided program support and administrative assistance to the National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy.
Previously, Ms. O’Toole worked as a Research Assistant for the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan, where she investigated migratory patterns under the Spanish Inquisition. She also interned at nonprofit organizations in the United States and Spain that aim to reduce poverty and foster economic development domestically and abroad.
She holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Michigan with concentrations in international studies and Spanish, focusing on the intersection of human rights and migration in Latin America.
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As the share of U.S. children under age 8 who are Dual Language Learners (DLLs) increases, state policies have an important role to play in ensuring all young learners are able to get their education off to a good start. These fact sheets compare key characteristics of DLLs and their peers nationwide and in 30 states, and identify state policies that support equitable access to high-quality early childhood education and care programs.