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U.S. border apprehensions of families and unaccompanied children jump dramatically

  By Jens Manuel Krogstad Apprehensions of children and their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since October 2015 have more than doubled from a year ago and now outnumber apprehensions of unaccompanied children, a figure that also increased this year, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Customs and Border Protection data. There […]

The Census Bureau undercounts Latinos. It’ll take more than technology to fix that

By Carol Emig and Arturo Vargas New report issued last week by Child Trends, a research organization, and the National Assn. of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund calculated that the 2010 census missed some 400,000 young Latino children — the equivalent of more than half a congressional district. The data — a comparison of […]

Wesleyan to Consider Undocumented/DACA Status Applicants as Domestic Students in Admission Process

by Lauren Rubenstein Wesleyan University announced that it will begin considering undocumented and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status applicants who have graduated from a U.S. high school as if they were U.S. citizens or permanent residents, beginning with the class entering in fall 2017. This policy change has important implications for admission and […]

Library of Congress and Mid-Atlantic Public Libraries Kick Off Summer Essay Contest

Rising 5th and 6th Graders Asked to Write About “A Book That Shaped Me” The Library of Congress today launched its annual summer essay contest, in conjunction with public libraries in the Mid-Atlantic region, to encourage rising 5th- and 6th-grade students to reflect on books that have made a personal impact on their lives. The […]

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