There are some 17 million “new American children” in the United States. Most are U.S. citizens of either documented or undocumented immigrant parents. In our latest podcast episode, Yael Ross, director of the Center for New American Children and Education, discusses the relationship between immigration and education, and the importance of closing the achievement gap.

Ross is an immigrant from Mexico and a former teacher. The Center for New American Children is part of Children at Risk, a Texas-based, nonpartisan research and advocacy group working to promote strong public policies affecting children.

You can read more about Ross and her work here.

Podcast: Yael Ross on Children, Immigration, Education and the Economy