California high schools that serve largely Latino or African American students are failing them as pathways to college, according to a new report by a statewide education policy, research and advocacy organization.
A Central Valley teen is in the middle of a national controversy after the valedictorian gave his graduation speech in Spanish.
How much has changed for Latino students since the politically charged days in 1968? Maybe not as much as we’d like to believe.
About 65,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools every year, and their presence is not insignificant. Although they are guaranteed a public school education through grade 12, their future in college is much less certain.
A bill being dubbed the second round of the California Dream Act would allow undocumented students to receive state-funded scholarships that draw from a larger and more reliable pool of money. It could double the number of undocumented students who attend college, according to the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.
For the first time, more than 90 percent of California's black and Latino students passed both the English and math portions of the high school exit exam by May of their senior year.
Having trouble finding a date for the prom? Don't worry; under a bill that recently passed the Alabama state senate, undocumented teens might not be able to attend either.