Improving Education for Migrant-Background Students

A Transatlantic Comparison of School Funding

The educational needs of migrant-background students in primary and secondary schools pose a growing challenge for policymakers and educators around the world. For policymakers, school funding designs are an important means of influencing how schools and school districts serve their students who are immigrants or the children of immigrants. In a joint report, the U.S.-based Migration Policy Institute and the Expert Council's Research Unit shed light on supplementary funding mechanisms targeted to migrant-background students, and some of the key challenges and strategies decisionmakers are wrestling with as they attempt to ensure that additional resources are used effectively.

Publication details

Author: Julie Sugarman et al. Publisher: Migration Policy Institute (MPI), Research Unit of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration Pages: 48 Release date: June 2016 Language: English