Educating Newcomers: Ensuring that immigrants succeed in public schools
Over the past two years, a national debate on immigration has once again heated up. But for the more than eight million immigrants and children of immigrants in U.S. schools, and for the educators and community leaders who work with them every day, the issue is not rhetorical -- it is very real. What is the best way to educate newcomers? And how can schools employ the assets that newcomers bring to schools? The latest issue of Voices in Urban Education from the Annenberg Institute for School Reform offers five perspectives on these questions and suggests ways that schools can ensure that immigrant students succeed.