Hispanics, Language and Immigration: Gaps in the Early Years

Presentation by NIEER Assistant Research Professor Milagros Nores and Claudia Pineda, University of California, on their study of Hispanic gaps, addressing questions such as: How much of the Hispanic achievement gap can be explained by language background differences and immigration experiences? How do Hispanics gaps evolve over time and compare to other racial groups? How do these differ across language backgrounds within the Hispanic group? Are there differences in gaps among children of immigrant versus non-immigrant parents and how does language matter in this context?

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