What will it take to increase Hispanics in STEM? Money, of Course
The National Science Foundation came to Hispanic-serving institutions for advice on the best way to tackle the dearth of Latinos in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities’ Capitol Forum came back loud and clear: Pay Hispanic students to do research. Or you’ll never get them – and keep them. Read The Article.
Can These New Ideas Really Boost College Access?
Source: New America Foundation
The New America Foundation has proposed 10 new ideas to boost college access and admittance among students. Some of the proposed ideas are: A college fund for every student, social insurance for college costs and an open-university concept model. But can these ideas really work to increase the number of students who want to go to college?
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The Expectations Have Risen.
Source: Closing the Expectations Gap 2009
From 2005 until the present, there has been a surge of states that have raised their graduation requirements to the college-and career-ready level. Twenty states and the District of Columbia require all students to complete a college-and career-ready curriculum to earn a high school diploma. Eight others report plans to adopt similar requirements.
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Latinos and Degree Attainment
Source: Jobs For the Future
The percentage of 25- to 29-year-old Latinos with bachelor's degrees or higher rose to 11 percent in 2005, compared to 9 percent in 1975. The number for Blacks rose from 11 percent to 18 percent, and Whites, 24 percent to 34 percent.
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Young Lives on Hold: The College Dreams of
Source: College Board
The current political debate over undocumented immigrants in the United States has largley ignored the plight of undocumented children. Yet children account for 1.8 million, or 15 percent, of the undocumented immigrants now living in this country. Although not born in the United States these children have, for the most part, grown up in the United States and received much of the their primary and secondary school education here.
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