Updated: Oct 17, 2022
I am excited to launch this website and to have it be a hub for resources. We will be updating this blog with our notes from the field, specifically for the Newcomer Immigrant Study, generously funded by the William T. Grant Foundation (2022-2027). To date, I have spent a decade working with local immigrant communities, schools, and immigrant-serving community-based organizations to uncover inequalities and find ways to reduce them. Through the William T. Grant Scholars award, I will engage in a five-year longitudinal study about how school districts manage the welcome and inclusion of immigrant students, and how community-based organizations might function as a mechanism for reducing in equality. This project asks some of the most pressing questions of our time as migration is an on-going global phenomenon. I hope to use research to inform policy rather than engage in the political spectacles related to immigrants, and humanize their experiences with this research.
I hope you will reach out to me or my research team if you'd like to connect on issues related to immigrant education. I also welcome PhD students!!! (hint hint, apply by December 1st!). I am happy to share your research here, and / or showcase your work if you would to be a guest blogger as well.
I look forward to continuing this research and advocacy to support immigrant students in U.S. public schools and our broader society. Help us push the conversation as we think about ImmigrantEdNext!
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