Maggie Severns is a policy analyst for New America’s Education Policy Program, where she conducts research and analysis on early education, education equity, funding, and emerging research. Her writing has appeared in publications including the Washington Post, The Washington Monthly, and Slate.

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Introduction In recent years, a boom in immigration and high birth rates among the foreign-born population has led to significant growth in the number of children in the United States who speak a language other than English at home. Immigrant youth, defined as children who are either foreign-born or have at least one foreign-born parent, […]

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