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Making Every Diploma Count: Using Extended-Year Graduation Rates to Measure Student Success, August 2011. The American Youth Policy Forum, Gateway to College National Network, and the National Youth Employment Coalition
Latino students are the fastest‐growing segment of the public school population and make up nearly one in five public school students. The achievement gap between Latino students and their peers remains wide, and the gap is even more pronounced for English language learners (ELLs). This gap, which is evidenced even before children enter kindergarten, has led to an
alarmingly high dropout rate and low levels of enrollment in higher education programs ....
We write to strongly oppose H.R. 1, which funds the federal government through the remainder of FY 2011. The bill would result in massive cuts to programs that serve the neediest, most vulnerable members of our society..
LULAC joins a broad coalition of more than 35 organizations that advocate for civil rights, consumers, veterans, students and college access today sent a letter to President Obama urging his administration to issue a strong and enforceable “gainful employment” rule.The letter points out: “Numerous investigations have revealed pervasive abuses by some career education programs: deceptive and aggressive recruiting of students; inflated job placement rates and false reporting to authorities; overstatement of a program’s value and understatement of its high cost; and dismal completion rates. Too many of these programs are preying on low-income students, minority students, and veterans who are seeking to further their education and, by doing so, enhance their employment opportunities.”
News & Alerts
Mar 4, 2013
On behalf of the Hispanic Education Coalition (HEC), LULAC and MALDEF issued a joint letter to the House and Senate leadership urging for a bipartisan solution that staves off the Budget Control Act’s automatic sequestration provision. The letter specifically highlighted the negative impacts the sequestration cuts would likely have on federal education programs which serve thousands of Latino students...
Oct 19, 2011
LULAC Committed to Work with Leadership in Congress to Ensure Flexibility Does Not Come at the Expense of the Achievement of Disadvantaged Students
U.S. Department of Education announced a new streamlined website and several social media tools that will make it easier for students and families to navigate the financial aid process and make informed decisions about paying for college...
Go to the website
The Financial Awareness Counseling Tool was launched last week, and serves as the Department of Education’s response to President Obama’s June 7th directive to enhance online and mobile resources for loan repayment options and debt management...
Visit the site
LULAC welcomes you to the “Cultivating Talent for Tomorrow” 2012 LULAC National Youth & Collegiate Symposium. The goal of the Symposium is to cultivate students through the influencers and their peers
to create a pipeline of talent for tomorrow....
Welcome to the Back to School edition of the LULAC Education Newsletter!
In celebration of the start of the 2011 school year for students across the country, LULAC would like to use the September edition of the LULAC Education Newsletter to showcase education programs from across the country that are having a positive impact for Latino students. This month’s edition will spotlight two programs making outstanding strides in the areas of Parent & Community Engagement and Expanded Learning Opportunities. We hope that the stories of these successful programs will inspire you to think about ways that your school and/or community can make an impact in the lives of a student this school year.
A brief newsletter dedicated to bringing you news and information specific to LULAC’s work on educational advocacy!