The Wonk Salon, October 14, 2011

Immigrant Demographic Trends in the 2000s
Brookings Institution
The foreign-born population in the United States grew by 8.8 million in the 2000s. Immigrants are somewhat more likely to live in the suburbs, to be educated, to reside here a decade or more, and to get naturalized.

Immigrant Access to Social Services
Urban Institute
Even though immigrants are more likely than native-born Americans to be poor, they enrolls in social services programs at a lower rate. Eligibility requirements vary widely across the 50 states.

The “Growth Model” of School Accountability
Education Sector
The Obama administration is pushing a new metric for rating schools: how well they improve student achievement. Growth models appear to be an idea whose time has come.

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