Study shows younger immigrant children outperformed by U.S.-born peers

07/17/2013 | Education Week

A study by the Migration Policy Institute shows that the so-called "immigrant paradox" -- a term that refers to children from immigrant families who are outperforming their U.S.-born peers of the same ethnicity -- does not hold up among younger children, education reporter Lesli Maxwell writes in this blog post. Robert Crosnoe, a sociologist at the University of Texas at Austin, argues that the study points to a greater need for quality prekindergarten classes, improvements in health care and increased resources available to parents in their native language to help children learn at home.

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