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ERIC Number: ED317635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Facing the Facts. Hispanic Dropouts in Ten Urban Communities.
ASPIRA Association, Inc., Washington, DC. National Office.
This report is a publication of the Hispanic Community Mobilization for Dropout Prevention (HCMDP) project, a two-year demonstration program of the ASPIRA Association, Inc. Institute for Policy Research. The project's goals are to create Hispanic community awareness of the Hispanic students' educational problems, and to provide Hispanic parents with practical information to help them more effectively participate in their children's education and improve their children's chances of educational success. The reports present one-page fact sheets summarizing data on Latino education for the following U.S. communities: (1) Wilmington (Delaware); (2) Dade County (Florida); (3) Chicago (Illinois); (4) Newark and Camden (New Jersey); (5) New York (New York); (6) Philadelphia (Pennsylvania); (7) Canovanas and Carolina (Puerto Rico); (8) San Antonio (Texas); (9) Washington (D.C.); and (10) Milwaukee (Wisconsin). Each fact sheet includes data on some of the following subjects: (1) percentage of Hispanics among the total population; (2) economic status and poverty of Hispanics; (3) Hispanic student enrollment percentages; (4) Hispanic student dropout rates; (5) comparative ethnic and racial dropout rates; (6) student-teacher racial/ethnic ratios; (7) comparative statistics on educational attainment among Hispanics, Blacks, and Whites; (8) percentage of limited English proficiency (LEP) students by ethnicity and race; and (9) availability of bilingual education and English as a second language (ESL) programs. Each fact sheet includes one chart or graph illustrating statistical information. (AF)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Demonstration Programs, Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, Educational Attainment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Equal Education, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Parent Participation, Poverty, Racial Differences, Student Needs, Student Problems, Urban Education, Urban Problems
ASPIRA National Office Publications, 1112 16th Street, NW, Suite 340, Washington, DC 20036 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Policymakers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ASPIRA Association, Inc., Washington, DC. National Office.