The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Office of Congressional and government Affairs
At A Glance
 
 
Briefing
: Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures
Dates:
Mon, Feb 27, 2017   632 Hart Senate Office Bldg. – 3:00 p.m.

 

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
and
Health and Medicine Division
Board on Children, Youth, and Families and Board on Science Education
Committee on Fostering School Success for English Learners: 
Toward New Directions in Policy, Practice, and Research
 
 
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Congressional Briefing
 
 
on
 
 
Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English:
Promising Futures
 
Educating dual language learners (DLLs) and English learners (ELs) effectively is a national challenge with consequences both for individuals and for American society. Despite their linguistic, cognitive, and social potential, many ELs—who account for more than 9 percent of enrollment in grades K-12 in U.S. schools—are struggling to meet the requirements for academic success, and their prospects for success in postsecondary education and in the workforce are jeopardized as a result.
 
This new report, from the National Academies, examines how evidence based on research relevant to the development of DLLs/ELs from birth to age 21 can inform education and health policies and related practices that can result in better educational outcomes. This report makes recommendations for policy, practice, and research and data collection focused on addressing the challenges in caring for and educating DLLs/ELs from birth to grade 12.
 
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on February 28, 2017 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.