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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

Arizona student-loan defaults are highest in the nation, report shows

By URIEL J. GARCIA Cronkite News Service WASHINGTON – Arizona had the nation’s highest number of people in default on their federal student loans in fiscal 2009, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Department of Education. The “cohort default rate” statistics, released Monday, showed that 44,216 of the 276,057 student borrowers credited to

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