Education articles

Latino students have lowest college completion rates in the nation

LatinaLista — In 2008, the Commission on Access, Admissions and Success in Higher Education got together to review the educational status of Americans. What the commission saw disturbed them. The US was falling behind other industrialized nations in the number of adults who had post-secondary degrees; more students were dropping out of high school and college

New study reaffirms Mexican-American immigrant students do better when Spanish and culture are appreciated at school

LatinaLista — The debate over whether or not a child is better off learning in a bilingual environment has raged before the time when American educators forced thousands of Native American school children into English-speaking boarding schools or punished Mexican-American children for speaking Spanish in school. However, the general consensus these days is that it’s

Reports surfacing that ICE is going ahead with deportation of DREAM students

LatinaLista — More and more reports are surfacing across the country that ICE agents are not practicing what John Morton, director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, promised would happen — that ICE agents would exercise prosecutorial discretion when handling the deportation cases of people deemed non-security threats. The opposite has been happening which is gradually

Bilingual site empowers Latino parents, teens and communities combatting high teen pregnancy rates

LatinaLista — It’s estimated that 52 percent of Latinas will become pregnant at least once by age 20. While the Latina teen pregnancy rates have actually fallen and are at their lowest levels in years, unfortunately, Latina teen birth and pregnancy rates are still almost twice the national average. As a result, many communities and

Empowering San Diego parents in education

By Pablo Jaime Sáinz La Prensa San Diego SAN DIEGO — Ben Austin explains how “Parent Trigger” empowers parents to transform under-performing schools. A group of San Diego parents gathered this week to kick off a nine-city tour that will encourage parents across California to get involved in their children’s education to foster positive changes