Kristina Rodriguez

Intern

Kristina Rodriguez is a Summer and Fall 2016 intern with the Education Policy program at New America. Previously, Kristina conducted research and evaluation for preschool and afterschool programs in Chicago, IL. She is currently pursuing a master’s in public policy from Georgetown University and has a bachelor of science in human communication, concentrated in cognitive science, from Northwestern University.

All Work

EDUCATION POLICY
Criado en Chicago: Patterns of Hispanic Participation in Chicago’s Early Education Programs

New research shows unexpected patterns of early education participation for Hispanic children.


EDUCATION POLICY
Early Warning Systems, Not Just Labels, for English Language Learners

How can schools and districts ensure that their early warning systems go beyond just labels for their ELL students?


EDUCATION POLICY
“Pivotal and Peripheral” - Lessons from Bilingual Classroom Aides in Sweden

Sweden's education system is grappling with the country's poor integration of immigrant students. What can the US learn from them?


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Can English Proficiency Level Predict Academic Performance for English Language Learners?

New research examines if state English proficiency requirements are adequate to ensure future academic success for ELLs.


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Bridging Language and Culture for Family Engagement

A new toolkit provides educators with resources for building cultural awareness and effectively engaging all families.


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How Teachers Can Help Their Dual Language Learners Develop Early Math Skills

A recent study tests the effects of grouping and time allocations in the classroom on the math performance of DLL kindergartners.


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Patterns of Progress for English Learners in Nevada

Understanding patterns of progress for both English language proficiency and subject content could result in higher achievement.


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Good for Business: How Some States are Building Pre-K Funds

Business leaders are taking an active role in supporting pre-K expansion through financial investments and strategic partnerships


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Putting Families First: Digital Strategies for Early Literacy, Part Two

On Day Two of the convening, leaders discussed how family voice and better consideration of DLLs can help strategies be more effective.


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Putting Families First: Digital Strategies for Early Literacy, Part One

On August 2nd and 3rd, leaders from across the country gathered to discuss meaningful family engagement and tech for early literacy.


STEM Will Grow from Local Roots

And we need to craft policies and partnerships accordingly, notes Kristina Rodriguez.


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STEM Will Grow from Local Roots