Reports: Education

Characteristics of the U.S. Population by Generational Status: 2013: Current Population Survey Reports
United States Census Bureau, November 2016, 44 pp.
A national look at demographic characteristics, educational attainment, employment, poverty status, homeownership, voting, and other indicators by generation: first generation or foreign born, second generation (at least one foreign-born parent), and third and higher generation (both parents are native born).   more info >

Speaking for Ourselves: A Study with Immigrant and Refugee Communities in the Twin Cities
Wilder Research, April 2016, 383 pp.
The Speaking for Ourselves survey asked immigrants and refugees living in the Twin Cities about their perceptions and experiences related to education, transportation, housing, public health, safety, employment, finances, community and social engagement, and the immigrant experience.   more info >

Latinos and Literacy: Hispanic Students’ Progress in Reading
Child Trends Hispanic Institute, March 2016, 24 pp.
This report highlights growth in U.S. Latino students' reading scores over the last decade, using scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading assessment to compare progress across states and major cities, and for some major urban school districts.   more info >

A Rising Share of the U.S. Black Population is Foreign Born: 9 Percent are Immigrants; and While Most Are from the Caribbean, Africans Drive Recent Growth
Pew Research Center, April 2015, 31 pp.
This report explores the demographic, economic, and geographic characteristics, as well as population trends,of the black foreign-born population in the United States.   more info >

The Geography of Foreign Students in U.S. Higher Education: Origins and Destinations
Brookings Institute, August 2014
Data on foreign students in the United States and their impact on the local economy.   more info >

Second-generation Americans: A Portrait of the Adult Children of Immigrants
Pew Research Center, February 2013, 130 pp.
This report finds that second-generation Americans—the 20 million adult U.S.-born children of immigrants—are substantially better off than immigrants themselves on key measures of socioeconomic attainment, They have higher incomes; more are college graduates and homeowners; and fewer live in poverty.   more info >

Opportunities and Challenges: The Education of Latinos in Minnesota
HACER, December 2012, 89 pp.
This report presents the results of research into factors that contribute to successful educational outcomes for Latino students in Minnesota high schools.   more info >

A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the Midwest, 2012
Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, December 2012, 90 pp.
Profile of Asian Americans in the Midwest, including the Twin Cities area.   more info >

State of the Asian Pacific Minnesotans: 2010 Census and 2008-2010 American Community Survey Report
Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, April 2012, 36 pp.
Demographic data on Asian Pacific Minnesotans. Includes data on state and county numbers by ethnic group, homeownership, educational attainment, unemployment, income and poverty, and health insurance.   more info >

Asian Pacific students in Minnesota: Facts, not fiction
Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, March 2012, 46 pp.
Minnesota achievement test data for Asian Pacific students by language spoken at home, ethnicity, income level, English proficiency, and mobility.   more info >

The Geography of Immigrant Skills: Educational Profiles of Metropolitan Areas
Brookings Institute, June 2011, 32 pp.
This paper analyzes educational attainment among foreign-born adults in each of the nation’s 100 largest metros, identifying policy implications that reflect the overlap of immigration and economics.   more info >

Immigrant Children: The Future of Children Spring 2011
The Brookings Institution and Princeton University, March 2011, 270 pp.
Includes a variety of articles that look at the well-being of immigrant children and what can be done to improve their educational attainment, health, social and cognitive development, and long-term prospects for economic mobility.   more info >

Young Children of Immigrants: The Leading Edge of America's Future
The Urban Institute, August 2010, 14 pp.
Highlights information about children 0-8 growing up in immigrant families in the United States, including immigration trends, impact on schools, and parental and family characteristics.   more info >

Global neighbors: Identifying diverse populations in northwest Hennepin County using school district enrollment data
November 2009, 57 pp.
Maps and analyzes regional demographic trends using data on race, ethnicity and language spoken at home from schools in northwest Hennepin County.   more info >

Educating Minnesota's immigrant students
Citizens League, February 2009, 44 pp.
This report represents the work of the Study Committee on Immigration and Higher Education. It includes findings and recommendations on how Minnesota can increase immigrant student readiness and success in higher education.   more info >

Latino students in our schools: A closer look
The Center for Rural Policy and Development, September 2006, 40 pp.
This report was designed to examine the influence of a growing Latino enrollment in Minnesota’s public schools. While overall school enrollment numbers in Minnesota have declined, Latino enrollment has grown significantly since 2001.   more info >

The vltality of Latino communities in rural Minnesota
The Center for Rural Policy and Development, December 2001, 48 pp.
This report focuses on identifying and measuring specific barriers and supports for community development for Latinos in Greater Minnesota.   more info >

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