Immigration

Just over 3 percent of children under 18 living in America were foreign-born in 2013. In striving to make it through the K-12 system and on to higher education, this small but important portion of public school students faces special challenges.

New programs find ways to foster student resilience

A sampling of Hechinger reporting for The New York Times’s Learning section

OPINION: How one school came together to create a safe place for immigrants

Empowering teachers to lead the way

High schoolers in a social studies class at Patchogue-Medford work on a lesson about the history of nationalism.

After a hate crime, a town welcomes immigrants into its schools

Patchogue, Long Island, site of a brutal anti-immigrant murder in 2008, has revamped its school programs to better assist young people fleeing violence in Central America

The Thompson family, (from left) Clive, CJ, Christine, Oneita and Timothy, stand in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Germantown, where the parents and their two youngest children have been living since August.

Going to school when your family is in hiding from ICE

ICE allowed a Jamaican family to stay in the country for years, then suddenly ordered them deported last summer. Now, as the family seeks sanctuary in a church, the children are struggling to maintain their grades and dreams of college

Schools should not be battlegrounds for Trump’s fake war

Schools bear the brunt of the immigration crisis

Girls Coach Katie Lucky-Heard (left, white shirt) delivered a half-time pep talk to her team. “Tú puedes,” she said. You can do it.

Immigrant students once barred from sports can now play in Louisiana

The state’s athletic association lifts a rule requiring social security numbers after an outcry by educators and activists

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holding kids back a grade

Immigrants learned English in half the time when they were held back in third grade

Florida study tracked more than 40,000 English language learners over a decade

Five years after Common Core, a mysterious spike in failure rate among NY high school students

Potential signs of long-lasting problems for low-achieving students

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