The J.M. Kaplan Fund’s Migration Program identifies promising ways to support the integration of the 42 million foreign-born individuals who call the United States home, allowing them to thrive while contributing to the country’s civic, cultural, and economic vibrancy. The foundation focuses on building robust immigrant integration policies, practices, and programs at the local, state, and federal levels. To that end, the foundation supports efforts to improve the pace and quality of integration by working with receiving communities to embrace the immigrants and refugees in their midst. To date, the foundation has focused on underemployed newcomers who bring skills and education earned abroad and on “Dreamers” seeking to pursue their education and careers. The foundation works to advance efforts to ensure that immigrants capitalize on opportunities to live and work in the United States without fear of deportation.
NPR has published a comic geared to children about the newly discovered coronavirus. The comic has also been published in Chinese and translated into other languages—and it is finding an audience in schools and libraries as well as in homes.
Nationally, English learners (ELs) make up nearly 10 percent of preK–12 classrooms and almost 15 percent of urban classrooms, and these numbers are on the rise, according to research by the National Center for Education Statistics. Many supports are available for ELs, but the elementary science materials available are disproportionately directed toward grade-level readers. How can educators make access to science more equitable?