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Simon Morris-Lange is Deputy Head of Research at the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (Sachverständigenrat deutscher Stiftungen für Integration und Migration, or SVR). Before joining SVR, Mr. Morris-Lange served as an analyst with the Illuminate Consulting Group, a science and research consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay area, and as Chief Operating Officer with iversity, a Berlin-based edutech company. Mr. Morris-Lange writes regularly on educational inequality, crossborder student mobility, and skilled migration.
He earned a B.A. in American studies and social sciences at the University of Bielefeld and a master’s degree in public policy at the Hertie School of Governance. He was also educated in the United States and Singapore.
This report sheds light on supplementary funding mechanisms targeted to migrant-background students in four countries—Canada, France, Germany, and the United States—and some of the key challenges and strategies decisionmakers face as they attempt to ensure that additional resources are used effectively to remedy the achievement gaps that immigrant and refugee students often confront.