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A Looming Challenge in Higher Education: Our Changing Student

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 02.26.2014 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

Higher education leaders and policy makers must adjust to serve the students of the (very near) future, or risk failing in the responsibility to produce an educated citizenry and workforce capable of success.

Fulfilling Her Mother's Dream

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.19.2013 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Why is it that even as new populations of low-income African-American and Hispanic students enter higher education in even greater numbers, the new mantra of the elite commentariat is that maybe we need more job training, less Shakespeare and more socket wrenches?

Latinos Underrepresented At Elite Colleges

VOXXI | John Benson | Posted 08.07.2013 | Latino Voices

Realtors aren’t the only ones to understand the value of location, location, location. This also applies to Latino and low-income students that hope...

Neither Fast Nor Furious: Part 2

Jeff Valdez | Posted 09.01.2013 | Latino Voices
Jeff Valdez

For years there was what ad agencies called an "ethnic budget" created to cater to all "non-white" people in America. Some marketers are now going as far as to say that Hispanics don't need a special budget, as they are now part of the "Mainstream."

Moral Bankruptcy on Student Loans

Patricia McGuire | Posted 08.09.2013 | College
Patricia McGuire

Congress should be ashamed of itself for imposing more barriers to college access and completion because of its perverse inability to make any good decisions these days.

A Case for Cultural Change

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 07.23.2013 | Latino Voices
Ricardo B. Salinas

Without a willingness to face uncertainty, it is difficult to create well-capitalized companies. This apparently contradicts the view that we are a country of entrepreneurs. We are a creative people, but we are not willing to risk what we have in order to achieve goals.

English Learning Students Are Growing Population

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 04.15.2013 | Latino Voices

MIAMI -- Duna Lopez started school in Miami last fall not knowing a single word of English. The 8-year-old girl from Barcelona, Spain, with dark blon...

Shifting the Higher Education Paradigm

Patricia McGuire | Posted 03.17.2013 | College
Patricia McGuire

To see the future of higher education, look to the less well-known schools that are educating large numbers of previously-marginalized students who are rapidly becoming the mainstream.

Virginia Approves New 'Progress Metrics' To Close Math Achievement Gap

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Zachary Reid | Posted 12.26.2012 | Education

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Virginia Board of Education unanimously approved new goals for closing achievement gaps in math scores Thursday, but the state's ...

Affirmative Action Gets First Supreme Court Hearing Since 2003

stateline | Ben Wieder | Posted 12.05.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...

Finding Classroom Success In Noisy Mix Of Spanish, English

| Sarah Garland | Posted 11.24.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Ernest R. Geddes Elementary School in Baldwin Park, Calif., is a noisy place. Students ...

LOOK: Ten Of The Best Communities For Hispanic Youth

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 09.19.2012 | Latino Voices

Not all cities are created equal -- especially when you’re a Latino student. America’s Promise Alliance, a partnership of over 400 organizations d...

Dubiously Closing the Achievement Gap

Anjali Deshpande | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education
Anjali Deshpande

The Virginia Department of Education has essentially institutionalized low expectations.

New College Student: 'I Was Never Taught To Be Ready For College'

| Posted 08.30.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. For the second year in a row, Hispanics will be the largest minority on U.S. college campu...

School Vouchers Have Little Effect On College Enrollment, With One Exception: Study

Posted 08.24.2012 | Education

The offer of a voucher to attend private school in New York City had little overall effect on college enrollment, according to a study by researchers ...

Elementary Students Forced To Eat On Floor Win $500,000 Settlement

Reuters | Posted 10.14.2012 | Education

By Dave Warner Aug 14 (Reuters) - Seven students at a Camden, New Jersey, school forced to eat lunch on a gymnasium floor for two week...

Top U.S. High School Hit With Civil Rights, Discrimination Suit

Posted 07.25.2012 | Education

The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, a prestigious Alexandria, Va. high school, has been hit with a federal civil rights lawsu...

Disturbing Revelation About Making It To College

| Posted 07.23.2012 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Joanna Lin California high schools that serve largely Latino or African American students are faili...

Living the DREAM: How Universities Can Walk With Hispanic Students on the Journey to a College Degree

Dr. L. Randolph Lowry | Posted 08.20.2012 | College
Dr. L. Randolph Lowry

We have learned a few things in the process that other universities may find helpful as they seek to accommodate these highly motivated Hispanic young people.

Feds: Alabama Immigration Law Will Have 'Continuing And Lasting' Consequences

Posted 07.06.2012 | Education

The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a stark warning against Alabama's controversial immigration law, which feds say has caused "increased hostil...

Joy Resmovits

Officials Attack School-To-Prison Pipeline At School Justice Conference

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.13.2012 | Education

Jakayla Ivory, a St. Louis high-school student convicted of second-degree assault, likely would have gotten two years in jail. Instead, she went to sc...

Joy Resmovits

Black, Hispanic Students Face More Suspensions

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.06.2012 | Education

Minority students have less access to advanced courses, more inexperienced teachers and face tougher disciplinary consequences than their counterparts...

Missouri Copycat Bill Would Require Schools To Verify Student Immigration Status

Posted 01.12.2012 | Education

In a move similar to ones chided by federal courts in Alabama and Arizona, one Kansas City area lawmaker has proposed a bill that would require Missou...

Huge Achievement, Cultural Gaps Plague Schools And Latino Students

AP | By MICHAEL MELIA | Posted 01.07.2012 | Education

WINDHAM, Conn. -- As a parent liaison in a school district with a fast-growing Hispanic majority, Ana Lozada navigates a deep cultural divide: Parents...

Alabama Attorney General Balks At Feds' School Enrollment Data Request

AP | By PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama's attorney general is questioning the U.S. Justice Department's legal authority to get enrollment information about all st...