It’s no secret young people live on their cell or smart phones, but for Latino youth –that rings even truer.
Teach for America, a nonprofit aimed at eliminating educational inequality, is partnering with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) to start a Latino teacher recruiting initiative.
Cal State Long Beach has been awarded a $4.4 million grant to help increase the number of Latino students earning degrees in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Changing demographics mean challenges facing Latino students are of importance to the entire nation, a senior U.S. Department of Education official presenting a report in Miami said Wednesday. "Our numbers have grown so large that the future of the U.S. is inextricably linked to the future of the Latino community," said Juan Sepulveda, director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.