Within ELLs there is a sub-population known as SIFEs. These students face extensive challenges once they enter schools. With SIFEs making up a significant portion New York City's Public Schools already-struggling ELL population, new strategies are needed in order to ensure to success of those students.
Students with Interrupted Education: A Challenge for New York City Public Schools. (2010, May). Advocates for Children of New York. Retrieved July 28, 2010 from http://advocatesforchildren.org/SIFE%20Paper%20final.pdf