Nationwide Disparities in Support for Young ELLs

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07-06-2018 3:53 PM
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According to a new report from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), the support offered to young children who speak languages other than English at home varies widely from state to state, and community to community. As the population of young Dual Language Learners (DLLs) continues to grow, early childhood policies that recognize and address the learning strengths and needs of these children are crucial to ensuring that all young children have the tools to build a strong foundation for future success, said Margie McHugh, director of MPI's National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy. Unfortunately, the analyses we are releasing today show that far too few states have adopted or implemented such policies. The institute uses the term Dual Language Learners (DLLs) for children under age eight with at least one parent who speaks a language other than English at home. Analysis of census figures shows that this population has grown by about 24% since 2000, and now represents about 32% of the nation's children in that age group.
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