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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Children Youth and  Families
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
  Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English:
Promising Futures  
  DLL Final Cover

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Report Highlights

DLL Highlights Final 
  Educating dual language learners (DLLs) and English learners (ELs) effectively is a national challenge with consequences both for individuals and for American society. Despite their linguistic, cognitive, and social potential, many ELs—who account for more than 9 percent of enrollment in grades K-12 in U.S. schools—are struggling to meet the requirements for academic success, and their prospects for success in postsecondary education and in the workforce are jeopardized as a result.

This report examines how evidence based on research relevant to the development of DLLs/ELs from birth to age 21 can inform education and health policies and related practices that can result in better educational outcomes. This report makes recommendations for policy, practice, and research and data collection focused on addressing the challenges in caring for and educating DLLs/ELs from birth to
grade 12.

Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Foundation for Child Development, Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Heising-Simons Foundation, McKnight Foundation, and U.S. Department of Education

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Committee Members
Ruby Takanishi (Chair),, Education Policy Division,
    New America
Alfredo Artiles, Arizona State University
Diane L. August, American Institutes for Research
Xavier Botana, Portland Public Schools,
    Portland, Maine
Dylan Conger, George Washington University
Richard P. Durán, University of California,
    Santa Barbara
Linda M. Espinosa, University of Missouri,
    Columbia (emeritus)
Eugene E. Garcia, Arizona State University
Fred Genesee, McGill University (emeritus)
Kenji Hakuta, Stanford University (emeritus)
Arturo Hernandez, University of Houston
Bobbi Ciriza Houtchens, Retired
Jeff MacSwan, University of Maryland,
    College Park
Harriett Romo, University of Texas at San Antonio
Maria Sera, University of Minnesota
Catherine S. Tamis-Lemonda, New York
Kevin J.A. Thomas, Pennsylvania State University
Claudio Toppelberg, Judge Baker Children's Center,
    Harvard Medical School
Lily Wong-Fillmore, University of California, 
    Berkeley (emeritus)


FRANCIS AMANKWAH, Research Associate
PAMELLA ATAYI, Program Coordinator
ANNALEE GONZALES, Senior Program Assistant
REBEKAH HUTTON, Associate Program Officer
SHEILA MOATS, Program Officer
AMY STEPHENS, Program Officer


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