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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

For English Language Learners, a Fast Exit Leads to Future Success

A new study by the Migration Policy Institute has found that English language learners who exit bilingual or English as a second language programs within three years perform better in meeting basic math and reading standards than students who spend five years or more in such programs.The study highlights the challenges of so-called long-term English language learners, who sp

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Chants at High School Basketball Game Prompt Racism Accusations

In San Antonio, the chants of “U-S-A, U-S-A” by student fans of a predominantly white high school’s basketball team directed at an opposing squad from a mostly Latino high school have touched off accusations of racism and drawn national media attention. The incident on March 3 stirred up tension in the city, which has a sizable Mexican-American non-immigrant population.

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High School Valedictorian Fights Deportation

A Miami high school valedictorian ordered deported to her native Colombia is inspiring a groundswell of community support, protests and media coverage.

Daniela Pelaez, 18, who is enrolled in the international baccalaureate program at North Miami High School, dreams of becoming a heart surgeon. But that dream is now threatened: A judge recently ordered that she and her sister to be deported on March 28. Daniela was brought to the United States when she was four years old and overstayed a tourist visa.