Why Are We Forgetting About Latino Youth?

AUGUST 29, 2016  • MIGUEL BLANCARTE, JR. As we address the need to better understand American Latinos and to further involve them in solving our country’s most critical issues, many times we forget to talk about one of our biggest assets: Latino youth. Latino youth are well aware of issues in their communities, and their […]

Latinos: Will the ‘sleeping giant’ wake and vote in November?

By: Alejandra Armstrong, Sami Edge, Courtney Columbus and Emily L. Mahoney This report is part of the project titled “Voting Wars – Rights | Power | Privilege,” produced by the Carnegie-Knight News21 initiative, a national investigative reporting project by top college journalism students. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Andrea Montes turns 18 just weeks before the November […]

Conservatives Crippled Obama’s Plan to Help Undocumented Families. This Could Save It.

A new lawsuit challenges the nationwide suspension of the president’s immigration plan. When a district judge single-handedly blocked President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration last year, the situation looked bleak for millions of immigrants across the country who faced deportation. Now, a new lawsuit seeks to challenge that judge’s decision. Obama’s immigration actions, announced […]

How free preschool may help poor kids when they become parents

The first children of Head Start are old enough now to have children of their own. They’ve moved through high school — if they were able to get that far — and some much farther than that. They’ve entered the workforce and formed their own families. That means it’s increasingly possible to track the long-term effects […]

In Reversal, Kindergarten Readiness Gaps Narrow

Growing parental involvement in early learning may be helping close gap WASHINGTON, D.C., August 26, 2016 ─ In a sharp reversal of a decades-long trend, the gap in kindergarten academic readiness between high- and low-income students narrowed by 10 percent to 16 percent between 1998 and 2010, according to new research published today in AERA […]

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