Hispanic Students

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona writes down and draws positive affirmations on poster board with students during his visit to P.S. 5 Port Morris, a Bronx elementary school, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021 in New York.
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona visits students in New York City at P.S. 5 Port Morris, a Bronx elementary school in the Bronx last month.
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Federal White House Launches Hispanic Education Initiative Led by Miguel Cardona
President Joe Biden said his administration intends to address the "systemic causes" of educational disparities faced by Hispanic students.
Andrew Ujifusa, September 13, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Using Cultural Knowledge for Equity: A Series
How can you make instruction work for children of color? The equity team of an Oregon district shares research and experience.
February 11, 2021
College & Workforce Readiness Documentary A Year Interrupted
When COVID-19 closed schools for millions of students, Education Week documented two seniors as they faced an uncertain future.
Elizabeth Rich & Brooke Saias, December 15, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of stories from the week that you may have missed.
September 9, 2020
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Federal High Stakes for Schools If 2020 Census Undercounts Latino Families
For communities with significant numbers of Latino and immigrant residents, the barriers to an accurate 2020 Census count are high—and so are the stakes for their schools, which could lose hundreds of millions of dollars if counts are inaccurate.
Corey Mitchell, November 21, 2019
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Adrian Galvan, left, is a bilingual paraprofessional at Lyman Hall Elementary School in Hall County, Ga. He is part of program that aims to recruit teacher-candidates who reflect the ethnic and linguistic diversity of the student population.
Adrian Galvan, left, is a bilingual paraprofessional at Lyman Hall Elementary School in Hall County, Ga. He is part of program that aims to recruit teacher-candidates who reflect the ethnic and linguistic diversity of the student population.
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Teaching Profession Wanted: Teachers as Diverse as Their Students
Districts try "grow your own" programs to build an educator workforce that mirrors their changing student body.
Corey Mitchell, September 17, 2019
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Olivia Attaguile holds her brother Jonny Attaguile during a candlelight vigil for victims of the mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.
Olivia Attaguile holds her brother Jonny Attaguile during a candlelight vigil for victims of the mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.
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School Climate & Safety 'Anywhere I Go, I Feel Threatened': Schools Encounter Latino Students' Fears in Shooting Aftermath
After a deadly shooting that killed 22 people, most of them Hispanic, in El Paso, Texas, superintendents in school systems serving many U.S.-born Hispanic and Latino students, as well as immigrant and undocumented youth, are facing deep anxieties about safety and racism.
Stephen Sawchuk, Denisa R. Superville & Héctor Alejandro Arzate, August 6, 2019
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Equity & Diversity Latino Enrollment Shrank Where Police Worked With Federal Immigration Authorities
Thousands of students were uprooted from schools over the last decade in communities where local police partnered with ICE on immigration enforcement, a Stanford study found.
Corey Mitchell, October 30, 2018
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Aimee Viana sits next to President Donald Trump as Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks during a meeting with parents and teachers last year at the White House.
Aimee Viana sits next to President Donald Trump as Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks during a meeting with parents and teachers last year at the White House.
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Federal The Controversial Couple Heading Trump's Hispanic Education Efforts
He leads the federal office for English-learners. She’s in charge of the White House initiative for Hispanic students. Who are they and what’s the fate of the efforts they oversee?
Corey Mitchell, September 4, 2018
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Detainees rest under plastic blankets inside the detention facility in McAllen, Texas.
Detainees rest under plastic blankets inside the detention facility in McAllen, Texas.
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Equity & Diversity Educating Migrant Children in Shelters: 6 Things to Know
Here's a look at the official education requirements for children being detained, the qualifications for those being hired to provide these children with classroom instruction, and more.
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Nineteen-year-old Angel Magana, seated in the rear of the classroom, is in a Denver teacher-residency program that allows him to work as a paid paraprofessional while working toward his teaching degree.
Nineteen-year-old Angel Magana, seated in the rear of the classroom, is in a Denver teacher-residency program that allows him to work as a paid paraprofessional while working toward his teaching degree.
Nathan W. Armes for Education Week
Equity & Diversity Latino Male Teachers: Building the Pipeline
Angel Magana faces many hurdles in his quest to become a teacher. Luckily, he has a small army of supporters to help him and other young Latinos.
Madeline Will, January 23, 2018
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The school district in Modesto, Calif.—in the heart of the state’s farm industry—recently changed its elections for school board from at-large to single-member districts. The goal is to give Hispanics and other minority candidates a better chance to win seats on the board.
The school district in Modesto, Calif.—in the heart of the state’s farm industry—recently changed its elections for school board from at-large to single-member districts. The goal is to give Hispanics and other minority candidates a better chance to win seats on the board.
Carl Costas for Education Week
Equity & Diversity A Quest to Give Minority Voters a Bigger Voice on School Boards
Across California, school districts are shifting from at-large elections to single-member districts to make it easier for Latinos and other minority communities to elect candidates to local offices.
Denisa R. Superville, December 12, 2017
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Equity & Diversity For English-Learners, a Positive Side to Peer Pressure
Seeing peers with similar backgrounds succeed helps ELLs stay connected and motivated, educators and researchers say.
Corey Mitchell, October 17, 2017
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Samantha Bearface, a 5th grader at Willamina Elementary School in Willamina, Ore., participates in a spelling lesson. In an effort to lower chronic absenteeism among its Native American elementary school students, the district worked with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde to hire a coordinator who worked with families to address transportation, bullying, and other issues that were keeping kids out of school.
Samantha Bearface, a 5th grader at Willamina Elementary School in Willamina, Ore., participates in a spelling lesson. In an effort to lower chronic absenteeism among its Native American elementary school students, the district worked with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde to hire a coordinator who worked with families to address transportation, bullying, and other issues that were keeping kids out of school.
Leah Nash for Education Week
Every Student Succeeds Act Schools Mount Fight Against Chronic Absenteeism
Pressure to cut the rates of student absences will ramp up as most states use attendance in some form in new accountability plans.
Evie Blad, October 17, 2017
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