Trailing Behind, Moving Forward
Latino Students in U.S. Schools
June 7, 2012
- Federal Guatemalan Transplant Thrives in Cross-Cultural SchoolAfter San Francisco International High School, Marlyn Martinez wants to study civil engineering.Equity & Diversity Advice From Miami-Dade Educators: Embrace DiversityWhen it comes to educating Latino students, the nation's fourth-largest school system has a long track record.Equity & Diversity Hispanic Girls Face Special Barriers on Road to CollegeA cultural emphasis on loyalty to family leads some Latinas to pass on college or only pick schools close to home.Equity & Diversity Cuban-Born Student Readjusts to Miami's Cuban CultureLisbet Ascon came to Miami-Dade schools by way of Chile.Equity & Diversity For Many Latino Students, College Seems Out of ReachBut some K-12 schools, colleges, and nonprofits are helping Hispanic students make the leap from high school to higher education.Federal Student Travels 3,000 Miles to Reunite With ParentsLanguage was Adiel Granados' biggest hurdle after his long journey from El Salvador to Silver Spring, Md.Equity & Diversity Raising Latino Achievement Seen as 'Demographic Imperative'By 2020, one in every four U.S. schoolchildren will be Latino; their success is key to the nation's economic prosperity.Equity & Diversity Ala. Immigration Law Casts Pall Over Community's SchoolsThe toughest of a wave of state laws targeting illegal immigrants, Alabama's statute is affecting learning for all the Latino students in Foley, Ala.Education Diplomas Count 2012: Trailing Behind, Moving ForwardDiplomas Count 2012 takes a closer look at the state of schooling for Latino students.Education Sources & Notes
College-readiness definition: State has formal expectations for what students will need to know and be able to do in order to be admitted to state's two-year and/or four-year institutions and enroll in credit-bearing courses. State approaches to defining college readiness have been classified into the following categories: courses, skills, standards, and tests. Some states' definitions may include elements that do not fall into categories established for this analysis. EPE Research Center annual state policy survey (2011-12 school year), 2011.