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Latino Education

Stereotyping, Biggest Challenge For Latino Students

VOXXI | John Benson | Posted 01.14.2013 | Latino Voices

Education Trust President Kati Haycock travels around the nation spreading her non-profit organization’s mission of promoting high academic achievem...

Education Parity: School Choice Equals Opportunities For Hispanics

VOXXI | John Benson | Posted 02.25.2013 | Latino Voices

The Latino population is one of many groups affected by a national education reform. One of the most discussed programs is that of school choice, whic...

Mexican-American Preschoolers Lag Behind In Pre-Literacy Skills

Voxxi | Hope Gillette | Posted 12.14.2012 | Latino Voices

Mexican-American students in preschool lag behind non-Hispanic whites when it comes to literacy and early language skills; however, according to resea...

Second Language Immersion Improves Children Academic Success

Voxxi | John Benson | Posted 12.05.2012 | Latino Voices

In the not so distant future, speaking a foreign language may be yet another thing elementary school children can do with ease. Take for instance Utah...

Hispanic Faces Are Missing From Young Latino Readers' Books

The New York Times | Motoko Rich | Posted 12.05.2012 | Latino Voices

PHILADELPHIA — Like many of his third-grade classmates, Mario Cortez-Pacheco likes reading the “Magic Tree House” series, about a brother and a ...

The Fiscal Cliff: Jeopardizing the Foundation and Momentum Behind Latino Educational Achievement

Jason Resendez | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact
Jason Resendez

We have started to see a positive shift in Latino educational success in this country and as we approach the "fiscal cliff," we must call on those we helped to elect to protect the programs responsible for this turnaround.

Education Key for Latino Families

Dr. Richard Carmona | Posted 01.01.2013 | Latino Voices
Dr. Richard Carmona

My mom gave everything to make sure her kids got an education. That's what is great about this country -- that one person's drive to make sure their kids live a better life can impact every generation to come.

WATCH: Are Latino College Enrollment Gains Enough?

Posted 08.23.2012 | Latino Voices

HuffPost Live's Alicia Menendez sets the stage to a great conversation by framing the issue of Latino educational achievement in its proper context: t...

Young Latinos Set School, College Enrollment Records

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 10.20.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON — Hispanic population growth and improved high school completion rates helped Latino young people become the largest minority group o...

Latinos Face The Facts Regarding College Degrees

Posted 08.20.2012 | Latino Voices

By Elaine de Valle, VOXXI Higher education pays off. A worker with just a high school diploma is twice as likely to be unemployed as a worker wi...

Miami Students Win Grant To Assist Undocumented Peers

Posted 06.06.2012 | Latino Voices

Aylwing Olivas, a 21-year old student at Miami Dade College's InterAmerican campus in Miami, noticed that undocumented immigrant high schoolers were d...

WATCH: 10 Year-Old Goes To College

Posted 05.23.2012 | Latino Voices

10 year-old Dafne Almazán Anaya is Mexico's youngest college student. She is currently enrolled at the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey ("Technolo...

The Presidential Campaign And Latino Education

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 07.17.2012 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

Trends in Latino education are also trends in education for all U.S. students. Producing an under-educated generation of students makes for a weak country. Perhaps that is what Obama and Romney should be addressing.

The Education Revolution

Hernan Vera | Posted 07.05.2012 | Latino Voices
Hernan Vera

Latinos are more likely than white students to receive suspensions. Students with disabilities are twice as likely to get these higher forms of punishment. These large differences continue to be found even when researchers compare students of similar backgrounds.

America needs Latino healthcare providers

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 06.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Jose Antonio Tijerino

Although Latinos represent nearly 17 percent of the overall population, the Census Bureau reports Hispanics are glaringly underrepresented in healthcare fields making up only two percent of nurses, just over three percent of pharmacists, and under four percent of physicians.

Elise Foley

Obama Campaign Argues President's Education, Economic Policies Help Latinos | Elise Foley | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama campaign launched an effort on Wednesday to fight back against Republicans who say the president's policies have been bad for ...

Shakira To Meet With President Obama

Posted 04.13.2012 | Latino Voices

President Barack Obama is heading to Cartagena, Colombia to meet with 33 presidents and heads of state in the Summit of the Americas. And one importa...

Outsmarting the System: Reflections of an Undocumented Scholar

Alma Castrejon | Posted 05.12.2012 | Latino Voices
Alma Castrejon

They have managed to find ways to live close to campus and continue studying. This is what outsmarting the system has meant: Undocumented youth, by a systemic design, are not supposed to be going to college, let alone be getting professional and graduate degrees.

The Top 25 Institutions Graduating Latinos

Posted 03.09.2012 | Latino Voices

In a time when more than half of the country's total population growth was driven by an increase in the Hispanic population, the academic achievement ...

Southside Showdown - the Struggle for Control of Education in Los Sures

Jason A. Otaño | Posted 04.30.2012 | Latino Voices
Jason A. Ota&ntildeo

Like much of Williamsburg, over the last decade the look of Los Sures has seen dramatic changes. The demographic dominance that the Puerto Rican community once held is long gone due to mass displacement.

Los Angeles School District Continues To Languish Under Unending Budget Crisis

Gabriel Lerner | Posted 04.17.2012 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Lerner

The future never looked so bleak for California children enrolled in public school. What would John Deasy say, circa 2003?

In Latino Community, Education Is Led By Example

Posted 12.28.2011 | Latino Voices

This article is part of a weekly series published in partnership with the Boyle Heights Beat. This is the last article of the series. By Yazm&iacut...

Balancing Heritage and Leadership: A Call to Action

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 12.14.2011 | Latino Voices
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

What if instead of continuing to celebrate only heritage, we celebrated our collective Latino leadership? What if we punctuated this year's Hispanic Heritage Month by putting that leadership into action?

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Young Latinos Vital To Reaching National College Degree Attainment Goals | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 10.16.2011 | Latino Voices

Daniel Perez narrowly avoided the fate of navigating his young life armed with only a high school diploma. His family had emigrated from Mexico whe...

The Latino Education Imperative

Giselle Fernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Giselle Fernandez

We must realize that educating our Latino youth is not just a "brown issue," any more than New Orleans was only a "black issue" or merely the crisis of one isolated state.