A brief history of immigration and education in the US

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A US military naturalization ceremony in South Korea in 2008.

A US military naturalization ceremony in South Korea in 2008.

Edward N. Johnson/US Army

As we embark on Global Nation Education, we wanted to take a look back at the immigrant experience inside the classroom. You might recognize a few of the historical points along the way. Some might be new to you. But each one, and numerous others not listed here, have laid a foundation for the first- and second-generation children in classrooms today and those who will follow.

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