Linguistic Isolation Still a Challenge for Some Kids in Immigrant Families

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In America today, 90% of the 18 million children living in immigrant families were born in the United States. Fourteen percent of all kids in immigrant families have a hard time speaking English, 21% live in linguistically isolated households, and 54% live with parents who have difficulty speaking English.

March 9, 2017

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More Kids Living in Low-Income Families Today Than Before Recession

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When it comes to child well-being, the research is clear: Family finances matter. Poverty can impede a child’s ability to learn and contribute to social, emotional and behavioral problems. In total, 31 million kids— 43% of the nation’s children — now live in families that are low-income.

February 2, 2017

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52% of Young Americans Are Not College Students or Graduates

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Education will play an increasingly important role in the future economy. Ensuring youth have access to higher education and training is more critical than ever. In 2015 — the latest full year in which data is available — only about one in every two youth, ages 18 to 24, was attending college or had already completed college.

February 2, 2017

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