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Garcia, Eugene E.; Jensen, Bryant – Online Submission, 2007
Hispanics account for over one-fifth of newborns in the United States. Hispanic children, on average, achieve at lower levels from kindergarten forward than the non-Hispanic White majority and Asian Americans. Increasing the percentage of Hispanic children who enter kindergarten "ready" for school constitutes one of the nation's most…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Hispanic American Students
Garcia, Eugene; Jensen, Bryant – Society for Research in Child Development, 2009
This paper argues that young Hispanic (or Latina/o) children (ages 3 to 8 years) should be of particular interest to policymakers, practitioners, and researchers in education. Young Hispanic children constitute an urgent demographic imperative. Young Hispanic children are not only the largest racial/ethnic group in the U.S., but also the youngest…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Program Effectiveness, Federal Government, Educational Opportunities
Rendon, Laura I., Ed.; Garcia, Mildred, Ed.; Person, Dawn, Ed. – National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2004
"Transforming the First Year of College for Students of Color" addresses some of the unique challenges and transition issues for African-American, Latino/a, Asian-Pacific American, American Indian/Alaska Native, and multiracial college students. Chapters address specific strategies for working with these student populations to ensure their success…
Descriptors: African American Students, Social Integration, American Indians, Alaska Natives
Giles, Mark, Ed. – Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2004
This issue of "Diversity Digest" contains articles and resources focused on the lasting lessons, legacies, and spirit of the 1954 "Brown v. Board of Education" decision. This year of the fiftieth anniversary, filled with ceremonies, celebrations, and commemorations of that decision has highlighted many well known and lesser…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Democracy, Black Colleges
Paik, Susan J. – Claremont Graduate University (NJ1), 2006
In November of 2005, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers gathered at a national invitational conference in Washington, D.C. sponsored by the Laboratory for Student Success. The event took place just blocks away from the Capitol Rotunda where, days before, Rosa Parks' body laid in state as the nation mourned her passing. The conference…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Minority Group Children, Civil Rights
Topper, Amy – Achieving the Dream, 2009
Using data from Achieving the Dream: Community College Count, this issue of "Data Notes" is the first of a two-part series investigating the characteristics of late stop-outs--students who accumulate at least 30 credits within the first two years, only to stop out without completing credentials or transferring. Seventy-five percent of…
Descriptors: Credentials, American Indians, Credits, Grants
Spector, Ronald – Foreign Policy Research Institute, 2009
This essay is based on the author's talk at the FPRI Wachman Center's History Institute for Teachers on "What Students Need to Know about America's Wars, Part 2: 1920-Present," held May 2-3, 2009. Observing that the Vietnam War was the longest and most contested conflict in American history and that it called into question many…
Descriptors: United States History, Asian History, War, International Relations
Goodman, Christie L., Ed. – Intercultural Development Research Association, 2019
The "IDRA Newsletter" serves as a vehicle for communication with educators, school board members, decision-makers, parents, and the general public concerning the educational needs of all children across the United States. The focus of this issue is "Data for Actionable Knowledge." Contents include: (1) Office for Civil Rights…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Civil Rights, Family Role, Leadership
Kuehner, Trudy – Foreign Policy Research Institute, 2007
On October 21-22, 2006, FPRI's Marvin Wachman Fund for International Education hosted 46 teachers from 26 states across the country for a weekend of discussion on teaching about China. Sessions included: (1) Classical Chinese Thought and Culture and Early Chinese History (Victor Mair); (2) State and Society in Late Imperial China (Matthew Sommer);…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asian Culture, Asian History, Democracy
Ellington, Lucien – Foreign Policy Research Institute, 2003
The Big Mac can be effective tool in helping students achieve a better understanding of Japan. It can defeat Orientalist stereotypes about the Japanese--and also challenge young people who might have oversimplified notions of what exactly occurs when U.S. fast food chains take root in another culture. Many deride McDonald's as a villain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Misconceptions, Food Service, Corporations
Lee, John – Achieving the Dream, 2010
Using data from Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count, this issue of "Data Notes" looks at student developmental education and gateway course outcomes by gender. The data show that more than half of students were referred to developmental math, with female students being more likely to be referred than male students. Females were more…
Descriptors: Females, American Indians, Developmental Studies Programs, Males
Topper, Amy – Achieving the Dream, 2009
Using data from Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count, this issue of "Data Notes" is the first of a two-part series investigating which academic terms have the highest frequency of stop-outs at Achieving the Dream colleges. In this issue, students who stop out during high-frequency terms are examined by enrollment status, gender, and…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Enrollment, Community Colleges, African American Students
Clery, Sue; Topper, Amy – Achieving the Dream, 2008
Nearly one-quarter of students in community colleges leave school during the first year of enrollment for reasons other than transfer or credential completion. Generally, nontraditional community college students drop out within their first year at higher rates than do traditional students. Using data from Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Credits, Dropouts, Nontraditional Students
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) House Passes FY 2011 Spending Bill: Bill Cuts U.S. Department of Education Funding by $5 Billion; Title I, School…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Educational Finance, Educational Change, Politics of Education
Clery, Sue – Achieving the Dream, 2008
Using data from Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count, this issue examines the differing developmental needs and enrollment and persistence patterns of Achieving the Dream students by gender, with a focus on male students of color. The data show females in Achieving the Dream colleges, regardless of race, were less likely than males to…
Descriptors: Females, Academic Persistence, Gender Differences, Males
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