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October 07, 2015

Duncan, Weingarten Urge Greater Investment in Latino Education

Speaking at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's annual policy conference, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged attendees to "fight to give kids a chance in life."

August 25, 2015

Will Hiring More Native American Teachers Improve Tribal Schools?

During the 2011-12 school year, less than one percent of teachers nationwide identified as American Indian or Alaska Native.

March 14, 2013

Stemming the Tide of English-Learner Dropouts

A new report outlines the causes, consequences, and possible solutions to the high dropout rates of English-language learners.

June 07, 2012

Diplomas Count: Six of 12.1 Million Stories

The Diplomas Count report features profiles of students from the six largest Hispanic heritage groups in the U.S.: Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.

February 22, 2012

California Legislature Creates Special Committee for ELL Issues

The panel will focus exclusively on how to improve academic achievement for 1.5 million English learners in the state.

February 08, 2012

Secretary Arne Duncan Talks Hispanic Education

Questions about higher education, preschool and STEM dominate the discussion.

November 29, 2011

New Study on Hispanic Achievement Paints Stark Picture

The Council of Great City Schools study shows that Hispanic students face longest odds for high school graduation, college- and career-readiness and other factors that shape their schooling experience.

August 26, 2011

Report: Hispanic College Enrollment on the Rise

College-age Hispanics are enrolling at increasing rates and other groups show little or no growth, a new report says.

June 09, 2011

High School Completion for Hispanics Is on the Increase

Targeted efforts to reduce the number of Latinos dropping out of high school have apparently paid off, according to data released by the U.S. Census.

February 18, 2011

Iowa's Grad Rate for English-Learners Improves

The rate for English-language learners to graduate from Iowa high school in four years increased from 64 percent to 73 percent from 2009 to 2010

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