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Migration Policy Institute

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) is an independent, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide. Their National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy is a resource on early childhood and K-12 education for those who seek to understand and respond to the challenges and opportunities that high rates of immigration create in states and local communities.

Alliance-Funded Support for State Advocacy

  • Advance adoption of identification policies and practices for Dual Language Learner (DLL) children. MPI will build on current efforts to develop model legislation related to DLL identification, strategies for advancing in this priority area include: a) supporting a set of stakeholder engagement activities with partners in up to eight states; b) creating at least three opportunities for cross-state learning and sharing among partners regarding strategies for advancing policy and practice improvements; and c) promoting insights on barriers and opportunities obtained from state partner efforts.

  • Support expanded access of immigrant and refugee families to culturally and linguistically responsive home visiting programs. The primary goal in this arena is field-building. It will support a semi-private network of advocates, organizations and policymakers in sharing and considering program designs, policy and advocacy strategies, and relevant lessons for state and federal policy more broadly.