Brookings Mountain West
Las Vegas, Nevada
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While leading the rest of the country in population growth, immigration, and increasing ethnic and linguistic diversity, Nevada’s mostly Latin American population experiences high poverty, low educational attainment, and high employment. As a result, Nevada has increasingly high numbers of English Language Learner students (ELLs) – students who speak a language other than English at home – and show low educational attainment compared to their English speaking counterparts. According to a 2013 report from the Lincy Institute of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, if the state wants to reverse its populations’ dismal educational attainment and poor national rankings in education; extra funding, resources, and educational supports are needed for Nevada’s ELL students.
Education; Hispanic Americans; Immigrants; Nevada; Students
Education Policy | Public Policy
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English Language Learners in Nevada.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/brookings_pubs/35