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EDUC 275: Emergent Multilingual Learners in U.S. Schools (HC)

Education 275: Emergent Multilingual Learners in U.S. Schools (Zuckerman) Fall 2020

Writing a Policy Brief

What is a Policy Brief?

The National Education Policy Center defines a policy brief as a synthesis of "existing research knowledge on a policy or practice issue of importance. Written in language an interested non-expert would find accessible, policy briefs answer the questions: 'What is the research evidence related to a given policy or practice option – and what policy recommendations follow from that evidence?'” 

Examples of policy briefs:

     Rosyln Mickelson   
     National Education Policy Center, 2018
 
     Micah Ann Wixom
     Education Commission of the States, 2015

Finding Policy Briefs and Research Reports from Think Tanks

The indexes below will help you find policy reports with searches by topic.  The results come only from think tanks and are more authoritative than what you may find in Google.

Think Tanks

Think tanks are private organizations that do research and make policy recommendations.  They frequently focus their work on a particular issue or group of related concerns.  The groups identified below work on issues involving bilingual education.  Visit their websites for the most up-to-date reports and analysis available.