Parents Are Key to Success for Young English Learners

Voxy’s Dr. Katie Nielson recently wrote an op-ed that was published by The 74, an online education-focused publication. Dr. Nielson takes on the very timely challenge of educating young recent immigrants in English. Here is a short excerpt:

Like any student group with additional needs, English learners can achieve academically with access to sufficient resources and supports. However, for them, there is an added barrier that makes it even more difficult to take advantage of the sometimes limited resources and supports that are available: the English learner status of their parents… Surveys suggest that one of the top reasons parents give for wanting to learn English is to be able to communicate with their children’s teachers and help them with school.

A very important topic, indeed. Read the full article here.