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Closer to the Finish Line

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

For the first time in 13 years, the DOE now makes clear that states, school districts, and schools must make education resources equally available to all students without regard to race, color, or national origin. This is some of the unfinished business of the civil rights movement and a giant step forward for poor children, often children of color.

Why We're Wrong About Affirmative Action: Stereotypes, Testing and the 'Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations'

William A. Darity Jr. | Posted 09.27.2014 | College
William A. Darity Jr.

There is little reason to believe that the widely held claim that black and Latino students enter selective universities as comparatively inferior students will not cease to rear its ugly head. It is a pervasive stereotype that minority students must face from matriculation to graduation.

Parents Hold the Key to Success for Common Core State Standards

National Council of La Raza | Posted 08.17.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

By Delia Pompa, Senior Vice President, Programs, NCLR It's the time of year that millions of students look forward to: donning caps and gowns and wal...

How This Bill Could Benefit Latinos

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 05.10.2014 | Latino Voices

A bill approved in the House to expand access to quality charter schools could potentially have a big impact on a number of Latino parents looking for...

More Latino Than White Students Admitted To UC

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.22.2014 | Latino Voices

The University of California has offered freshman admission to more in-state Latino students than white students for the first time, a change that ref...

Rethinking School Discipline for Better Opportunities

Kavitha Mediratta | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Kavitha Mediratta

Studies show that African-American students were three times more likely to be suspended than white students during the 2009-10 school year, largely for nonviolent offenses.

35 Books All Educators of African American and Latino Students Must Read

Quassan Castro | Posted 03.09.2014 | Black Voices
Quassan Castro

Reading a body of work that offers effective insights to educators has proven to greatly assist educators with strengthening their teaching practices....

Chicago's Next Education Crisis Isn't Limited to Chicago -- Here's Why

Sylvia Puente | Posted 11.04.2013 | Latino Voices
Sylvia Puente

The margin of success for Latino students is still too thin when a full quarter of our city's workforce is currently Latino, a number that is poised to grow exponentially with time. The stakes are too high. Chicago's economic future depends on these kids' academic success.

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...

Some Want to Send Latino Kids 'Away.' Kelli Porthan Wants to Send Her Latino Students To College.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 09.11.2013 | Impact
Jesse Kornbluth

Gracias a Dios por Kelli Porthan. For months now, Congress has been debating an immigration bill. Without success, it seems --- every day the passage...

Latino College Graduates: Don't Stop Now

Esther Aguilera | Posted 08.06.2013 | Latino Voices
Esther Aguilera

While many graduates view the end of their studies as the formal transition point from one stage of life to another, the Latino community as a whole would be better served if graduation was looked upon as but one step along an individual's path of lifelong learning, professional development and achievement.

The Urban Teacher's Game Plan for Next Year

Randy Miller | Posted 07.28.2013 | Black Voices
Randy Miller

I've been able to develop a few ways of getting the most out of my students. As you plan for the coming school year, I encourage you to try out some of these suggestions that helped me become a better teacher; I believe some of these will help you become a better teacher as well.

A Test of Our Commitment

Jon Whitmore | Posted 04.16.2013 | College
Jon Whitmore

If you're willing to read the blog of a person who works for ACT, I'm guessing you probably have some college experience. If you attended college, ...

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...

New Research Shows Positive Interventions Help Latino Students Confront the 'Stereotype Threat'

Michaela Pommells | Posted 05.14.2013 | Latino Voices
Michaela Pommells

Although multicultural education has sometimes proven to be an effective means of supporting the school experiences of students of color, this study shows that psychological intervention has a positive impact on the academic achievement of Latino students.

Nevada School District Proposes Elimination of Written Translation Services for Special Education Students

Michaela Pommells | Posted 05.14.2013 | Latino Voices
Michaela Pommells

The increasing diversity of U.S. students and their families demonstrate the need to develop innovative strategies to encourage meaningful parental involvement. When weighing budget pressures, eliminating ways to engage parents is a step in the wrong direction.

Race Indeed Does Matter in the Classroom

Randy Miller | Posted 05.10.2013 | Black Voices
Randy Miller

There needs to be more of a balance with respect to the racial composition of teachers in urban schools -- we cannot just hire black teachers for history and Latino teachers to teach Spanish. We need teachers of color in the mathematics, science and English content areas as well.

Every Student Is Capable

Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif The first day that we walked in the classroom we realized that our job would not be easy. Half of the students were absent while many others were walking in late or walking out during the middle of the class.

Hispanic Students Maintain More Stable Grades

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 02.01.2013 | Latino Voices

African American and Hispanic students are more likely to work longer hours when holding a job while attending school, compared to non-Hispanic white ...

Ain't Misbehavin'

Randy Miller | Posted 02.25.2013 | Education
Randy Miller

When it comes to Black and Latino kids in urban schools, educators need to ask themselves an honest question: do you care more about academic performance of students or student behavior?

Connecticut Schools Report Card Reveals Black-Latino Graduation Gap

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 02.17.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Two-thirds of black students, but only half of Hispanics, graduated from Wilbur Cross Hig...

Census Shows It's Time To Invest In Latino Children, Experts Say

NBC Latino | Sandra Lilley | Posted 12.13.2012 | Latino Voices

By 2060 Latinos will be nearly one of every three Americans, according to the latest Census report released today. As the immigration and globalizat...

Court Upholds $1 Million For Student Who Endured 'Life Threatening' Racial Harassment

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 12.04.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- One of the biggest awards ever issued for racial harassment in high school – $1 million – was upheld Monday by a federal appea...

Race, Class and Schools

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 01.14.2013 | Education
Kevin P. Chavous

Our schools are arguably more segregated today than they were during the Brown decision. Indeed, many of the schools desegregated after Brown have re-segregated today. The effect of that segregation is just as toxic now as it was in 1954.

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 ...