Protecting Immigrant Children’s Access to Public Benefits

Co-authored by Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikaw, Dr. Ajay Chaudry, Dr. Heather Koball, Sarah A. Rendón García, and Trenel Francis, Approaches to Protect Children’s Access to Health and Human Services in an Era of Harsh Immigration Policy examines the barriers low-income families face in accessing social services, while outlining strategies that government officials, community-based organizations, and immigrant families can implement to mitigate […]

Dr. Sumie Okazaki’s Partnership Advice

Contrary to the popular portrait of Asian American students as the model minority high achievers, a sizable segment of Asian American students who attend NYC public high schools are not bound for elite colleges and experience challenges in college access. Through support from the IHDSC Seed Award program, Drs. Sumie Okazaki, Stella Flores, and Sebastian Cherng […]

Q&A: Dr. Alice Wuermli

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The LEGO Foundation recently awarded a $100 million grant to Sesame Workshop, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), BRAC, and Global TIES for Children to provide play-based early childhood development services to children affected by the global refugee crisis. The new award builds on existing partnership and on a previous $100 million grant from the John D. and Catherine MacArthur […]

The LEGO Foundation awards $100M to Sesame Workshop, IRC, BRAC, and Global TIES for Children

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We’re thrilled to announce that the LEGO Foundation provided a $100 million grant to expand a research partnership between Sesame Workshop, BRAC, the International Rescue Committee, and Global TIES for Children, an international research center embedded within IHDSC. The LEGO Foundation’s grant builds on existing partnership, and on a previous $100 million grant from the John […]

The Intersection of Research and Civic Engagement

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As the November 6th midterm election approaches, politicians and voters continue to debate policies and issues tied to IHDSC’s areas of research. On the Ground surveyed our faculty affiliate network about the intersection of research and civic engagement. With perspectives from social, behavioral, educational, policy, and health sciences, our faculty provided insightful commentary on evidence-based […]

Making Research ‘EQUAL’ to Address the Global Learning Crisis

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The world faces a learning crisis. The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) indicates that 230 million adolescents – 61% of the world’s youth – will not reach minimum proficiency levels in lower secondary schooling. This is a colossal tragedy for the world’s sustainability. Without a next generation with the capability to participate […]

Watch: Special Ed & Mental Health Panel from “Working Across Sectors”

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IHDSC’s annual conference on Friday, June 1, 2018, assembled leaders in research, policy, and practice to share innovative initiatives and diverse perspectives, reflect on the research evidence, and pose questions that connect sectors, advance science, and promote action on behalf of youth experiencing difficulties in schools and beyond. The Special Education and Mental Health panel […]

Watch: Immigration Panel from “Working Across Sectors”

Four panelists on the Immigration panel

IHDSC’s annual conference on Friday, June 1, 2018, assembled leaders in research, policy, and practice to share innovative initiatives and diverse perspectives, reflect on the research evidence, and pose questions that connect sectors, advance science, and promote action on behalf of youth experiencing difficulties in schools and beyond. The Immigration-focused panel featured: Dr. Sebastian Cherng, […]