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ERIC Number: ED501233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The State Of Hispanic Education in Kentucky School Districts
Ballestero, Victor; Wright, Sam
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The purpose of this study was to provide information on the state of Hispanic education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The data were obtained from Kentucky school Superintendents or their designees in 175 public school districts through a survey (12 questions) mailed in late spring, 2007. Responses were received from 136 school superintendents for a 77.7% return percentage. A majority (81%) of the Kentucky public school districts have Hispanic students. Only nineteen percent of the public schools have no Hispanic students. A total of 12,386 Hispanic students were reported to attend K-12 public schools in the Commonwealth. The range in Hispanic students in Kentucky school districts was 0 - 4,039. The reporting Kentucky school districts employ a total of 39,376 teachers. The range was 25 to 5,896 teachers. The school districts reported a total of 191 Hispanic teachers. The Hispanic teacher total represents 4.58% of the total Kentucky teachers. Eight (8) urban school districts have 7,264 Hispanic students, a clear majority. A majority of the school districts reporting identified themselves as rural or small town. The majority of Hispanic students were reported attending schools in districts with average to poor wealth. A majority of Kentucky school districts have provided multicultural training for their school district personnel. (Survey document and cover letter are appended. Contains 12 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky