Hispanic Education in the News

[08/08/2014] The Big Money Behind a New College Fund for Immigrant "DREAMers"
You'd think that after decades of running the Washington Post, a guy like Donald Graham would be super well connected. And that if he came up with a good idea, he'd be able to count on lots of high-powered friends stepping forward and helping turn that idea into a reality.

[11/06/2013] First-Generation Students Lag in College Readiness
About a quarter of high-school graduates who took the ACT in 2013 met all four of its college-readiness benchmarks, in English, reading, mathematics, and science. But students whose parents did not go to college fared quite a bit worse: Only 9 percent of them met all four benchmarks.

[03/12/2012] California Profile Highlights Declining In-State College Eligibility Rates and Low College Completion for Latino Students
Few Latino students meet requirements for admission to California four-year public universities says a new study by The Campaign for College Opportunity.

[02/23/2012] Obama Pushes Congress To Make DREAM Act Priority in 2012
President Barack Obama said Congress should take one step toward overhauling the country's immigration system by passing the DREAM Act, a bill that would provide a path to citizenship for some children of undocumented migrants.

[02/23/2012] Hispanic Mentors Kids in NYC Schools
Francisco Ventura learned from an early age the importance of supporting others, something that led him to become a student mentor in New York.

[09/12/2011] NEA's Eskelsen to Serve on White House Commission on
Hispanic Education

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.

[09/07/2011] Study Shows Young Hispanic Surge in Colleges
In light of the recent economic crisis, more Hispanic young people are turning to college, a new study shows.

[08/25/2011] Hispanic College Enrollment Spikes, Narrowing Gaps with
Other Groups

Driven by a single-year surge of 24% in Hispanic enrollment, the number of 18- to 24-year-olds attending college in the United States hit an all-time high of 12.2 million in October 2010.