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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

August 06, 2009

What's a Remarkable Grad Rate? For Latinos? For ELLs?

Eduflack says that people shouldn't lose sight of the fact that while Los Angeles schools experienced a 17 percent decline in the dropout rate over the course of one year, the dropout rate is still 26.4 percent.

August 05, 2009

Dismissing the Validity of Graduation Rates

The principal of Valley High School in Las Vegas says his school's graduation rate of 55 percent is inaccurate. One reason for the inaccuracy, he says, is that many of his school's students are Mexicans who go back and forth across the border, and are hard to track.


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