Roughly half of Latinos in higher education graduate. Researchers and universities are asking why, and what can be done to better support Latino students.
The increase in students, who currently number 20 million in the region, has benefited Latin America in terms of young people coming from lower and medium socioeconomic environments. But challenges persist, including the high dropout rate and the connections to the labor market, according to World Bank report.
CHICAGO -- Last week the White House announced it was forming what it called the first-ever council to address the unique challenges of rural America. The best news coverage the proclamation got was a mock story at the top of Comedy Central's political website.
week of dueling federal budget proposals, it looks as though low-income college
students are about to take a hit to one portion of their financial aid packages
that doesn't mire them in post-graduate debt: the Pell grant.
Chicago- My first visit to Washington, D.C., occurred when I was 7. The town impressed several things upon my young brain: Compared to Chicago, the buildings were all squat and white, and traffic was horrendous. But it was where the president lived and therefore the world's center of power.
The family had traveled there to visit my dad's cousin Lupe, who turned out to be one of a wave of what a recent Washington Post article called the "educated elite" from Latin America who came to the nation's capital in the 1960s, '70s and '80s.