5 facts about Latinos and education

BY JENS MANUEL KROGSTAD Educational attainment among U.S. Latinos has been changing rapidly in recent years, reflecting the group’s growth in the nation’s public K-12 schools and colleges. Over the past decade, the Hispanic high school dropout rate has declined and college enrollment has increased, even as Hispanics trail other groups in earning a bachelor’s […]

Education Department Releases Guidance on Homeless Children and Youth

The U.S. Department of Education today released guidance to states and school districts on the new provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for supporting homeless youth. The new provisions address the needs of homeless individuals, and ensure educational rights and protections for homeless children and youth. The guidance released today will assist state […]

Revived Arizona KidsCare to bring health care to 30,000 uninsured

PHOENIX — KidsCare returned to Arizona on Tuesday after a more than five-year absence and advocates expect to sign up more than 30,000 children for access to free or affordable medical, dental and vision care by the end of the year. “Insurance is more than just a card, it really represents having access to care,” […]

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Meet the Colorado doctor helping Hispanic families with Type 1 diabetes

By JOANNE DAVIDSON The roads that led Dr. Andrea Gerard-Gonzalez to the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora weren’t all eight-lane expressways. A few of them weren’t even covered in asphalt. But each can be seen as a metaphor in the journey that brought her to Colorado, where she […]

USDA Announces Additional Efforts to Make School Environments Healthier

Local School Wellness Policy and Smart Snacks among Four Regulations Ensuring Access to Healthy Food, Consistent Nutrition Standards for Foods Marketed and Served to Students, and Greater Program Integrity WASHINGTON, July 21, 2016 – Today, the Obama Administration is announcing four final rules that implement important provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) building […]

Measuring Childhood Inequity and Opportunity in U.S. Cities

For decades, demographers have been predicting that around 2050, whites will no longer make up the majority share of the U.S. population. Children under the age of 6 are already there: More than half are black, Asian, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander or some combination. By 2020, the majority of all U.S. children won’t be […]


Digital Divide Narrows for Latinos as More Spanish Speakers and Immigrants Go Online

Broadband use little changed in recent years among Hispanics BY ANNA BROWN, GUSTAVO LÓPEZ AND MARK HUGO LOPEZ The long-standing digital divide in internet use between Latinos and whites is now at its narrowest point since 2009 as immigrant Latinos and Spanish-dominant Latinos make big strides in going online, according to newly released results from […]

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Immigration: looking beyond United States v. Texas

By Shannon Gleeson The announcement of the recent Supreme Court decision comes as little surprise to those who have followed the case. The State of Texas originally challenged President Obama’s authority to provide deportation relief and work authorization to nearly 4.4 million undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents under the 2014 Deferred […]

As Latino population grows, school districts search for new ways to help student succeed

By Sarah M. Wojcik – The Morning Call Tere’s one common thread among the immigrant parents that math teacher Christa Wolak has met with during her five years at Allentown’s Newcomer Academy: They care — a lot. The vast majority of students at the special Allentown School District facility, a school dedicated to preparing non-English speaking […]

Salsa Sabor y Salud at the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

The National Latino Children’s Institute focuses the nation’s attention on issues and challenges facing young Latinos.  One of the issues  millions of Latino¹ families and children face is living in  households without reliable access to healthy foods. This means that, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), these households are “food insecure”—they do not […]

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