Published Online: October 9, 2002



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An article about Latino college enrollment in the Sept. 18, 2002, issue of Education Week ("Pew Foundation Study Finds Higher Ed. Gap for Latinos") gave an incomplete description of the mission of the Puente Project, an organization in Oakland, Calif. Puente provides training to teachers and counselors at community colleges and high schools in writing instruction, academic counseling, and mentoring, with the goal of increasing the number of underrepresented students who earn bachelor’s degrees and potentially return to their communities as mentors.

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