Ilana Umansky, College of Education

Ilana Umansky

ilanau@uoregon.edu
Academic Areas:
Education Policy, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Immigrant Students

Ilana Umansky is an expert in education policy and practices as it relates to immigrant students, bilingual students and English learner students. At the University of Oregon, she is an assistant professor of educational methodology, policy and leadership. Ilana can speak to the expansion of bilingual and dual immersion schools, learning outcomes among English learner-classified students, changes in English learner classification and reclassification policies, and education programs to support refugees and other recently-arrived immigrant students.

Contact: ilanau@uoregon.edu | 541-346-5244
Website: http://education.uoregon.edu/users/ilana-umansky

Recent Media:
Research Shows Spanish Speakers Take Longer To Learn English. Why? (National Public Radio, Sept. 15, 2017)
Philly's Spanish-speaking students lag in English language achievement (WHYY, Aug. 11, 2017)
As California Debates Prop 58, Multilingual Education Thrives in San Francisco (New America Media, Oct. 31, 2016)
San Francisco’s Multilingual Schools Could Forge Path if California Measure Succeeds (San Francisco Public Press, Oct. 28, 2016)
Learning to Assimilate: In November Californians will also be voting on teaching in English (The Economist, Oct. 15, 2016)
Bilingual education has been absent from California public schools for almost 20 years. But that may soon change (Los Angeles Times, Oct. 12, 2016)
Bilingual education back on ballot 18 years after voters rejected it (Sacramento Bee, Aug. 8, 2016)