New Study Will Explore How High Schools Can More Effectively Serve Immigrant Youth

The William T. Grant Foundation has awarded the Research Alliance and NYU’s Metro Center nearly $600,000 to study the Internationals Network for Public Schools, which serves only recently arrived students with low levels of English language proficiency. Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng of NYU Steinhardt, Adriana Villavicencio of the Research Alliance, and Reva Jaffe-Walker of Montclair State University will lead the study. 

“Improving the Experiences and Outcomes of Immigrant Youth” will examine the academic achievement of students in New York City’s Internationals Network (IN) high schools, compared to students with similar backgrounds who attend other public high schools in the City. Researchers will identify practices being used in particularly high performing IN schools and test the relationship between these practices and key student outcomes. This work seeks to unearth promising strategies to better meet the academic and socio-emotional needs of English Learner and immigrant students.    

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