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ERIC Number: EJ764760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep-21
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
Jump Starting Latino Achievement
Roach, Ronald
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v23 n16 p26-29 Sep 2006
Lawmakers have made the closing of racial and ethnic academic achievement gaps an acknowledged priority of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. So far the research has largely explored common factors explaining why Black and Latino students generally lag behind Whites and Asian Americans. Lorretta Chavez, a public school teacher and a doctoral student at the University of Colorado, and others argue that scholars must do research that delves deeper into the experiences of Latino children. Numerous national education and Latino civil rights organizations have joined the cause of "Latino education." In states and cities where Latino communities have grown rapidly, local colleges and universities have launched research centers, faculty positions and community outreach programs designed to boost Latino student achievement. Getting Latino students up to speed as quickly as possible could have an impact far beyond that particular community. Demographers predict that the United States could become a non-White majority nation by the year 2050. The country's long-term economic and social prospects depend in part on boosting the achievement rates for Latinos and other students, many experts say.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001