Timeline: Marking Demographic Changes in Schools
The demographic transformation of American classrooms was not unexpected. Changes in immigration laws dating back to the 1960s helped increase the flow of immigrants to the United States from Africa, Asia, Latin America and other parts of the globe and many reports telegraphed the changes ahead for the nation's schools.
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Reporting: Denisa R. Superville (assistance provided by Holly Peele and Rachel James) | Design: Laura Baker & Gina Tomko | Sources: The Migration Policy Institute, U.S. Department of Citizenship and Immigration Services; The Department of State; The Library of Congress; U. S. Department of Homeland Security; Office of Refugee Resettlement; Pew Research Center; International Migration Review; Education Week