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English Proficiency

By Mary Ann Zehr — October 11, 2005 1 min read

“The New Demography of America’s Schools: Immigration and the No Child Left Behind Act” is posted by the Urban Institute.

Three out of four U.S. elementary school students with limited proficiency in English were born in the United States, concludes a study.

Conducted by researchers from the Washington-based Urban Institute, the study found that only 24 percent of limited-English-proficient students in elementary schools were born in a foreign country; 59 percent are the children of immigrants; and 18 percent are the grandchildren of immigrants.

A version of this article appeared in the October 12, 2005 edition of Education Week

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