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College advisor pens song advocating educational rights for DREAMers

College advisor pens song advocating educational rights for DREAMers

By Julie Diaz-Asper LATISM I met Steve Goodman because our kids are in school together. I knew he was an expert on college education and part of the top colleges team. I didn’t know that he was a songwriter who uses songs to advocate on educational issues. Here is the story behind “Let Julio Study”

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New study finds historic high of Latino students achieved bachelor’s degrees in engineering and the physical sciences in 2012

LatinaLista — For all the talk about the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley, there’s some encouraging news on the horizon. The American Institute of Physics (AIP) Statistical Research Center conducted a study and found that more Latinos, than ever before, are receiving bachelor’s degrees in engineering and the physical sciences. In fact, Latino students

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Too many Latino students battle low expectations from their teachers

LatinaLista — A new education study released by the Center for American Progress only reinforces what parents, researchers and students have long known — a teacher’s low expectation of her/his students goes a long way in impacting the self-esteem and future success of those students. The Power of the Pygmalion Effect followed a national representative

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Another example of how education isn’t the great equalizer for many Latinos

LatinaLista — Yesterday, Latina Lista posted a story of the study that found community college graduates (of whom the majority are Latino) were less likely to be admitted to medical school. In talking to one of the authors of the study, UCLA Dr. Efrain Talamantes, he supplied one more interesting fact of his research. He

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New study finds Latino community college graduates less likely to be admitted to medical school

LatinaLista — Latino students with big sueños, but not a lot of dinero, have traditionally opted to start their journey into higher ed at the community college. With costs at public 4-year colleges averaging $18,391 — and private nonprofit 4-year colleges ringing in at $40,917 — it’s no wonder Latinos make up the majority of

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