Saturday, February 4, 2023

College Admissions Expected to Change with Possible Roll Back of Affirmation Action

In 1964, Wesleyan University contacted 400 Black high school students from around the country to persuade them to apply in hopes of erasing its image as a privileged gallery for white, wealthy families. The outreach led to the enrollment of one Latino and 13 Black students, which helped establish the university’s commitment to diversity. Nearly […]

Schools Prepare for the Increasing Latino Population Among Students

With pandemic disruptions, a shortage of teachers, the lack of culturally sensitive or dual-language programming, overcrowding, and historical neglect, residents of the Chamizal barrio held a vigil for their crisis in the barrio schools. Cemelli de Atzlan and Hilda Villegas, leaders of the group Familias Unidas por la Educación, and a group of 40 people […]

New Student Debt Relief Plan Expected to help Latinos Immensely

Under President Joe Biden’s new student debt relief plan, about half of the Latino community will have their debts forgiven. The Biden administration is canceling up to $10,000 in federal student loan debt and an extra $10,000 if the student is a Pell Grant recipient. In order to qualify for this act, the student must […]

Latino community college leaders are optimistic about fall enrollment

As students head back to school for the fall, administrators at Latino serving community colleges across the nation say they are more optimistic about student enrollment numbers specially compared to last year at the height of the pandemic. William Serrata, president of El Paso Community College in Texas said, “We’re showing right now that we’re […]

COVID-19 Forcing Latino College Students to Drop-Out

Generally, White non-Latino students have had the highest college enrollment rates in the United Sates but, recently we have seen the number of Latinos attending college rocketed. From 2000-2018, the number of Latinos attending college increased from 1.4 million to 3.4 million, making this the largest growth in all races and ethnic groups. However, things […]

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 […]

New effort arises in Houston to grow Pipeline of Latino Leaders in Education

A new group in Greater Houston wants to grow the pipeline of Latino leaders in education, starting with the nonprofit world that pumps millions of dollars into learning. “I think by having more Latino and Latina leaders serving on these boards, we will help these organizations be even more effective in the way in which […]

Latino Organizations ramp up voter registration for the upcoming midterms

As students return to high schools and colleges across the country, a number of Latino groups are ramping up efforts to register young voters with midterms less than 80 days away. “Our goal is once they get their class schedule and get settled where they’re living, we can approach them and they can see what […]