Remedial Education Costs U.S. Students $1.3 Billion Annually, New CAP Analysis Finds

CAP report: The need for remedial education compounds the student debt crisis by increasing costs and lowering completion rates.  Washington, D.C. — A new analysis by Generation Progress and the Center for American Progress finds that remedial courses cost students and their families approximately $1.3 billion annually. Students enrolled in these catch-up courses do not […]

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on English Learners

The U.S. Department of Education today released non-regulatory guidance to help states, districts and schools provide effective services to improve the English language proficiency and academic achievement of English learners (ELs) through Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The guidance is an effort […]

There’s nothing more American for Latinos than to cast our vote

By Maria Teresa Kumar, Ben Monterroso and Rocío Sáenz In our country’s democracy, the greatest equalizer is our vote. Once we step into a voting booth, we’re bound by the one fundamental American value that connects us all: our ability to decide on the issues that matter to us and the candidates that most reflect […]

Arizona Limits Police Actions in Enforcing Immigration Law

By FERNANDA SANTOS PHOENIX — Arizona’s attorney general on Thursday detailed limits on the authority of state and local agencies to enforce immigration laws, ending a six-year fight over a state law that gave local authorities broad powers to detain anyone they suspected of being in the country illegally. In a nonbinding opinion filed in […]

Strengthening America’s education pipeline

By Rep. Joaquín Castro (D-Texas) For centuries now, people from around the world have come to the United States seeking opportunity and prosperity. While folks find a variety of ways to achieve their goals here, earning an education is the surest path to success. College degrees open doors to steady careers, higher incomes and financial […]

Brown University to expand financial aid options for undocumented students

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown University is soon to consider undergraduate applicants with undocumented or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status who graduate from a U.S. high school as if they were American citizens or permanent residents, the university has announced. The change, part of a growing movement at universities and colleges nationwide, begins with […]

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Survey: What do Latino Leaders Think of Clinton, Trump, 2016?

As we move into electing the next President of the United States, we are mindful of the responsibility and accountabilities we expect from our nation’s leaders. NLCI is a non-partisan, non-profit organization whose interests continue to be the well-being of young Latinos in our nation. We recognize that young Latinos do not have a voice […]

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