Helping Newcomer Students Succeed in Secondary Schools and Beyond
This report was written for educators and policymakers who are seeking ways to focus attention on the social and academic needs of newcomer adolescent students. Based on a three-year national research study funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, this report addresses the challenges and successes of implementing newcomer programs as shared by school sites. While there is not one set model for implementing newcomer programs, the authors highlight how a combination of academic English development and acculturation can help students develop readiness for college and career goals as well as participation in civic life.
This resource is written in a format that is accessible to policymakers, academic professionals, and program administrators. It contains example resources in the appendices that will be useful to state and local newcomer program directors.