As part of the Campaign for High School Equity (CHSE), LULAC joined 9 other civil rights organizations in releasing a white paper that analyzes the Department of Education’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver practices.
Examine current civil rights issues through the lens of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., continuing advocacy for E-Rate Program, attend the education policy briefing at the 2014 LULAC Legislative Conference, and more.
Looking Back on 2011: Unfinished Business in Washington, D.C.
delivering his third budget since taking office, President obama mollified most of the education community when he presented his suggested budget for Education to congress in february of 2011. while in some respects the budget had the spirit of washington’s current zeitgeist for spending cuts, the cuts were relatively few, exhibiting the administration’s commitment to education....
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.
Student Enrollment Policies– Public Education for ALL
In 1982, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Plyler v. Doe 457 U.S. 202 (1982) stated that all states are required to provide free public education to all students, regardless of their immigration status, as denial of a public education would “[impose] a lifetime hardship on a discrete class of children not accountable for their disabling status….
Ensuring America’s Future (EAF), an initiative led by Excelencia in Education, has recently released its Roadmap for Ensuring America’s Future— a collaborative report among 60 national partners to stimulate dialog in communities across the nation around increasing Latino college completion.
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...