Saturday, September 21, 2019

Focus on Increasing Latino Enrollment in Higher Education Necessary

Deborah Santiago, Co-Founder and Vice President for Policy Research at Excelencia in Education, is saying that there needs to be a greater focus to get more Latinos involved with higher education by emphasizing more need-based financial aid, increasing funds for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and increasing the capacity for Latino students. As reported by the Pew […]

New Florida Assessment Bases Student Achievement on Race and Ethnicity

  Expectations of Latino students in Florida lower as the Florida Board of Education approves a decision to assess students’ academic expectations based on their race and ethnicity. As a requirement of the new strategic plan, the Board predicts that by 2018, 90% of Asian students, 88 percent of white students, 81% of Latino students, […]

Obama to discuss Latino Education at Town Hall Meeting

President Barack Obama visited a multicultural high school in Washington, D.C. today to discuss Latino education at a town hall-style meeting to be broadcast by Univision, the largest U.S. Spanish language television network, later in the evening. The town hall, was held at Bell Multicultural High School, and attended by some 600 students, teachers, and […]

On-going Puerto Rican Student Strike Paralyzes University

Despite receiving little to no attention in the mainland press, thousands of University of Puerto Rico students have shut down all 11 campuses on the island in a protest over increased student fees and tuition.  University officials issued a deadline to student leaders earlier this week in an effort to end the six-week old strike […]