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Search the Newcomer Database for Secondary School Programs
This searchable online database includes more than 100 programs in 29 states and the District of Columbia that either participated in CAL's newcomer research study from 1996 to 2001 or submitted information after that time.

Learn more about the new research project CAL will be conducting which will include updating the Newcomer Database (2000).

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Immigrant Education

Publications and Resources

Creating Access Book CoverCreating Access: Language and Academic Programs for Secondary School Newcomers

Creating Access describes the ins and outs of an exciting new education model: newcomer programs for immigrant students. Learn more.

Secondary School Newcomer Programs in the United States

This data-rich report presents a 4-year study of newcomer programs in the United States. Learn more.

Topics in Immigrant Education Series

Access and Engagement: Program Design and Instructional Approaches for Immigrant Students in Secondary School
This book provides in-depth profiles of six immigrant high school students from diverse backgrounds, describes four programs for immigrant high school students, and identifies 10 characteristics of schools and programs that foster effective teaching for immigrant youth. Learn more.

Through the Golden Door: Educational Approaches for Immigrant Adolescents with Limited Schooling
This book provides guidelines for school administrators and teachers working with adolescent students who have had limited schooling, identifies features of successful programs for these students, profiles four existing programs, and provides program contacts and resources. Learn more.