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Latino Ed Beat

A blog about issues affecting Latino students in P-12 and post-secondary education.

A blog about issues affecting Latino students in P-12 and post-secondary education.

Blog: Latino Ed Beat

New York City’s Schools Are “A Rotting Apple” for Latinos and Blacks, Report Says

The New York City public school system is a “rotting apple” that is failing Latino and black students, says a new report by the Massachusetts-based Schott Foundation for Public Education. These strong words come as Mayor Michael Bloomberg has tried to make education a priority.

New York University education professor Pedro Noguera wrote the study’s foreword and said the disparities are “tantamount to apartheid-like separations.”

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In California, Latino and Black Students Are Suspended Disproportionately

A new report by the UCLA Civil Rights Project on the high suspension rates of students in California is generating buzz among legislators and educators alike. The study estimated that more than 400,000 students were removed from class at least once in the 2009-10 school year–”enough to fill every seat in all the professional baseball and football stadiums in the state.”

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Hispanic Preschoolers Get Less Outdoor Play Time, Study Says

A new study has found that Latino preschoolers are less likely to be taken outside for playtime by their mothers than white children, HealthDay reports.

The study appearing in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine found that only about 51 percent of all children were receiving daily outdoor play that was supervised by their parents. Boys were given more play opportunities than girls.