Latinos

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Education Guru Tries to Close Latino Education Gap

There is no better time for a Latino to be representing the Department of Education, now that recently released data shows Latinos are lagging behind others when it comes to getting college degrees.

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Rubio’s DREAM Puts Mitt in a Bind

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has thrust himself into the raging illegal immigration debate, proposing a plan that would create a path to legal status for children of illegal immigrants.

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Elizabeth Molina Morgan: Latinos Need a Plan to Improve Graduation Rates

There are profound and positive changes taking place among Latinos in America today. We represent the fastest-growing and largest minority population in the country. Over the past decade the number of Latinos has increased nearly 50 percent in the United States with one in every four children in America being Latino.

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Valedictorian Facing Deportation Gets Reprieve in Florida

A Florida high school valedictorian and her sister, who were facing deportation, instead were meeting with with lawmakers Wednesday after being granted a reprieve.

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Spanish-Language Education Fair Aims For College Dreams

Thousands of parents waited in line Saturday morning for an education fair aimed at Hispanic families hosted by the Austin Independent School District.

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Tough Tactics for Retention

Superintendent Jose M. Torres, Illinois School District U-46

LAUSD Makes Civil Rights Improvements

The Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights enforced its first action on LAUSD under the Obama administration.
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Alabama Immigration Law: State Attorney General Balks At Feds' School Enrollment Data Request

Alabama's attorney general is questioning the U.S. Justice Department's legal authority to get enrollment information about all students in many Alabama school districts as part of its federal lawsuit challenging the state's tough new immigration law.

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Study Finds Education Gap for Illegal Mexican Migrants' Children

The majority of children of illegal immigrants from Mexico in the Southland fail to graduate from high school, completing an average of two fewer years of schooling than their peers with legal immigrant parents, a new study has found.

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