Education articles

Friday round-up of headlines spotlighting undocumented students and how colleges are coping with the change

LatinaLista — Many college students across the country are beginning to settle into a routine for the new school year. For those at universities, the first football game of the season has been played which always signals that school has officially begun. For many undocumented students, this school year signifies a milestone in their lives.

Two separate reports reveal the odds stacked against Latino students achieving academic success

LatinaLista — The 2012-2013 school year is barely underway and two separate and disturbing analyses of the nation’s public education system released today underscore that the continuing challenge facing students of color in their quest for academic success lies outside student control. For the first time, data is available showing what schools are spending on

Latino and black youth in juvenile justice system lose out on getting an education — twice

LatinaLista — It’s long been known that Latino and black students suffer the brunt of school suspensions and juvenile detention. Today, the Civil Rights Project released a study Opportunities Suspended: The Disparate Impact of Disciplinary Exclusion from School which reports: National suspension rates show that 17%, or 1 out of every 6 Black school- children

Policymakers think low-income Latino families have gone from the digital divide to creating “time-wasting” gap

LatinaLista — A New York Times article points out that in the rush to bridge the digital divide — giving low-income families access to computers and other high-tech tools to access online resources — it has created an unintended consequence, the “time-wasting gap.” As access to devices has spread, children in poorer families are spending considerably

Romney’s education message to Latino voters still needs work

LatinaLista — Mitt Romney is doing his best these days to keep up with President Obama in reaching out to Latino voters. Obviously, someone on his campaign realized that Latino voters can be a deciding factor in who wins the election in November. It was announced today that Romney accepted an invitation by the National Association

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