Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Despite a rise in Latinos going to college, access is still uneven

More Latino students than ever are moving through high school to the doorstep of college, challenging higher education to adapt to a new demographic reality. Striving to climb the social ladder, these young Americans are rapidly reshaping the marketplace for college recruiting. They are less affluent than others and less likely to have parents with […]

Latino College completion is key in California

For California to maintain its standing as the fifth-largest economy in the world, the state has to produce at least 1.65 million college graduates by 2030, but it won’t reach this goal without Latino educational success. Latinos are intrinsically tied to the state’s future, by 2060, almost half of California’s population will be Latino “and […]

Mexican-American Studies: The new elective course in Texas

  Mexican-American experts in Texas are protesting the name change of a recently approved high school elective course on Mexican-American studies arguing that the name represents a community’s culture and history. “This course was named for a community rather than in partnership with the community and understanding why that community identifies that way,” said Erika […]

Despite disparities, the number of Latinos pursuing higher education continues to rise

When Elycea Almodovar was searching for a college three years ago, she had just two criteria: It had to be diverse, and it had to have a record of actually graduating students like her. Salem State, the most diverse public university in her home state of Massachusetts, checked both boxes. Its student body was 8 […]

Lawmakers met to discuss how to address the Latino education gap

Hispanic students face an uphill battle in entering and succeeding in secondary education, according to lawmakers and experts attending an event hosted yesterday by Excelencia in Education, Gallup and The Hill. Gaps in achievements between Latino and white students have come to the forefront with the No Child Left Behind law. “One very important positive occurred […]