Saturday, November 1, 2014

NEA’s Eskelsen to Serve on White House Commission on Hispanic Education

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By Mary Ellen Flannery In August, President Barack Obama appointed Lily Eskelsen, vice president of the National Education Association, to the White House Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, a high-powered panel that will advise him on creating vital learning opportunities for the nation’s growing population of Hispanic students. “I’m not really into titles, but this [...]

The “Silent Crisis” of the Latino Dropout Rate

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By Lance Fuller According to the National Center for Education Statistics, almost 20 percent of Latino males dropped out of high school in 2008, the highest among any demographic in the country. The long-term consequences of Latinos and ultimately men of color dropping out of school create what Dr. Luis Ponjuan calls a “silent crisis.” [...]