Immigrant Demographic Trends in the 2000s
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
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
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.