- Author: Education Dive by Halona Black
- The University of California has received criticism for not adequately serving Latinos, the state's largest ethnic group, since affirmative action measures were banned from use in admissions decisions in California's public institutions in 1996, The New York Times reports.
- The university system's newest campus, UC Merced, most closely resembles the diversity of California with an undergraduate Latino population of 53%. UCLA and UC Berkeley, the system's flagship campuses, serve Latino populations of 21% and 13%,...
- Author: Pew Research Center by Abigail Geiger
Blacks and Hispanics make up 15.5% and 25.4% of the U.S. public school population, respectively. Yet large shares in each group attend schools where their own race or ethnicity accounts for at least half of students, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.
Meanwhile, whites, who continue to make up by far the largest share of the U.S. public school population, tend to go to schools where half or more of students are white.
In 2014, the most recent year for which data are available, 44.1% of black public elementary and secondary school students attended schools where at least half of their peers were also black. Among Hispanics, 56.7% went to schools where at least...
- Author: Inside UCR by John Replogle
Report comes on the heels of similar findings related to African American graduation rates
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The University of California, Riverside has been listed among ten top-performing colleges nationally for Latino student success according to findings released today in Washington, D.C.
The Education Trust, a non-profit think tank based in Washington D.C., looked at 613 public and private four-year colleges nationwide and singled out ten campuses nationwide as models for promoting Latino student success. Rather than ranking schools strictly on national averages, The Education Trust compared institutions of similar...
- Author: nbcnews.com by Suzanne Gamboa
Millennial Latinos who are registered to vote are optimistic about their future earning potential but deeply concerned about their later years and those of their parents, a National Council of La Raza poll has found.
The poll found that 87 percent of millennial Latinos are concerned that Social Security won't exist when they need it. It also found concern from about the same share of Latino millennials over having to help parents with health care and living expenses when they are older.
By contrast, 63 percent of Latinos 36 and older said they are worried about the availability of Social Security and 69 percent about...
White and Asian students continue to do better on test than black and Latino students, says the U.S. Department of Education. This information, which comes from the government's 2015 Nation's Report Card, shows a long-lasting education gap between racial groups in the United States.
Here are two examples from the 2015 Nation's Report Card:
In 2015, white students scored 32 points higher than black students on mathematics tests, on average.
Both examples show the scores of Grade 8 students. Grade 8 is the year before students begin high school in the US.
Why do White and Asian students do better on tests?
Marcelo Suarez-Orozco is an education professor at the University of California Los...