ED has developed a new web page for students who are new to
the United States or who have been granted DACA. Designed to help the immigrant community navigate the US educational
system, the web page can be accessed here.
We have better, stronger evidence about teaching academic content to English learners than we did a decade ago. That’s the conclusion of a new guide for educators from the U.S. Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse. The guide recommends four practices for instructing English learners and provides advice on how to carry out the practices, including sample lessons.
“Summer melt” is the phenomenon of college-enrolled high school
graduates not showing up to school the following fall - they "melt away"
during the summer. What can we do to stop this from happening,
and increase the number of Hispanic college eligible students who
access and complete higher education? Join us for our Webinar on May 21, 2014.
In the next few months we will be in Durham, NC; Miami, FL; Los Angeles, CA; Denver, CO; New York, NY; Emeryville, CA; and San Antonio, TX. Learn more about where and what we are doing.
The benefits of preschool are particularly powerful among children from low-income families who, on average, start kindergarten 12 to 14 months behind their peers in pre-reading and language skills. Achievement test scores suggest that the average Latino child is about two grades behind the average white child by age 9. Access the Initiative's Fact Sheet on Hispanics and Early Learning.