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Latino High School Graduates Overtake Whites in College Enrollment

May 13, 2013 by twalker  
Filed under Featured News, Top Stories

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By Tim Walker Latino students across the United States reached a milestone in 2012 as they surpassed their white counterparts in college enrollment. According to a new survey by the Pew Hispanic Center, a record seven-in-ten Hispanic 2012 high school graduates enrolled in college in the fall, slightly higher than white students. By comparison, in [...]

What’s Behind the Surge in Hispanic College Enrollment?

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By Mary Ellen Flannery Hispanic students of all ages are more likely than ever to be something really marvelous: a college student. Last year, more than 2 million Hispanic young adults were enrolled in college, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, reaching a record 16.5 percent share of all college enrollments. And it’s not simply [...]

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 [...]

Labor Secretary Speaks to Latino Education Issues

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By Mary Ellen Flannery During a speech at NEA headquarters on Friday, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis called on educators to encourage Latino and other students of color to attend college, saying, “My message to you is, we need to work together to empower our young people to have hope.” At the same time, [...]