Early English exposure prepares Spanish-speaking children for academic success

By 2030, 40 percent of U.S. students will be learning English as a second language, according to the Center for Research on Education, Diversity and Excellence. These students face distinct academic challenges in the classroom, such as being unable to understand their teachers’ instructions or participate in classroom discussions. Previous research has shown that if these students do not learn sufficient English early, their academic trajectories may suffer, and many drop out once they reach high school. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has found that family members, teachers and peers can play different roles in shaping Spanish-speaking children’s school readiness and English skills that are all vital to children’s academic success. —> Read More Here


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