ReportsJune 26, 2008

The Role of Schools in the English Language Learner Achievement Gap

Students designated as English language learners (ELL) tend to go to public schools that have low standardized test scores.

ReportsAugust 30, 2007

The Changing Racial and Ethnic Composition of U.S. Public Schools

The 5-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in June to strike down school desegregation plans in Seattle and Louisville has focused public attention on the degree of racial and ethnic integration in the nation’s 93,845 public schools.

ReportsJune 6, 2007

How Far Behind in Math and Reading are English Language Learners?

As Congress considers the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind law an analysis of recent data from standardized testing around the country shows that the fast growing number of students designated as English language learners are among those farthest behind.

ReportsOctober 5, 2006

The Changing Landscape of American Public Education: New Students, New Schools

Since the mid-1990s, two trends have transformed the landscape of American public education: Enrollment has increased because of the growth of the Hispanic population, and the number of schools has also increased.