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Foxen, Patricia; Mather, Mark – National Council of La Raza, 2016
Rapid demographic change is transforming the landscape of America in exciting and challenging ways. This report, an update of the 2010 publication "America's Future: Latino Child Well-Being in Numbers and Trends," provides a comprehensive overview of national and state-level trends in the characteristics and well-being of Hispanic…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Well Being, Children, Youth
Vargas Poppe, Samanatha – National Council of La Raza, 2016
This document provides an analysis of key themes, as they relate to the U.S. Latino population, included in the President's 2016 State of the Union Address. Addressing these issues is critical to extend opportunity to more people to help ensure national prosperity and security for generations to come.
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Racial Bias, Social Justice, Presidents
National Council of La Raza, 2016
Following decades of efforts to augment the educational experience of Hispanic students, progress and achievement are on the upswing. The steady rise in the high school graduation rate of Latino students is a bright spot that reflects both these efforts and the hard work of Latino students themselves. The good news is that the Hispanic community…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Barriers, Access to Education, Equal Education
Calderon, Brenda – National Council of La Raza, 2015
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act has provided services for English Language Learners (ELLs) since 1968. In 2010 nearly 4.6 million students were classified as ELLs and of those nearly 80% were from a Spanish speaking background. To ignore their education is to neglect preparing a large portion of our nation's future workforce. Given…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Calderon, Brenda – National Council of La Raza, 2015
This statistical brief illustrates the status of the Hispanic student population in the United States. As this demographic group continues to grow, NCLR calls on schools, teachers, and policymakers to provide Latino students with the support and resources necessary for academic success.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Student Needs, Equal Education, Educational Policy
National Council of La Raza, 2013
As states, districts, and schools work to improve academic rigor so that all students graduate prepared for college and careers, it has become clear that more learning time and building additional capacity within the public education system are essential. These issues have particular implications for Latino students, especially English language…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Success, Academic Achievement, College Preparation
Beltran, Erika – National Council of La Raza, 2011
This publication highlights opportunities to improve the educational outcomes of Hispanic children at an early age, a time that is critical to setting up the academic success of children. Specifically, this paper examines barriers to quality and access that limit the participation of Latino children and families in preschool and offers…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Second Language Learning
Hageage, Ana – National Council of La Raza, 2011
This report profiles the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Escalera Program: Taking Steps to Success, a Latino-serving, community-based youth workforce development program, which was developed in 2001 in partnership with the PepsiCo Foundation and PepsiCo, Inc. and expanded in 2008 with the support of Shell Oil Company. The Escalera Program:…
Descriptors: Career Planning, Youth Programs, Educational Attainment, Access to Information
Moore, Elizabeth; Oppenheim, Emma – National Council of La Raza, 2010
Adult education services, including education for those lacking basic literacy and numeracy, preparation for the high school equivalency diploma, and English-as-a-second-language courses, play a crucial role in bridging the basic skills gap for Latinos and other workers with limited formal education and training. With recent policy and program…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Basic Skills, Adult Programs, Profiles
Mather, Mark; Foxen, Patricia – National Council of La Raza, 2010
This data book offers a comprehensive overview of the state of Latino children by integrating a range of key factors and outcomes in the areas of demography, citizenship, family structure, poverty, health, education, and juvenile justice. It provides an overview of current national and state-level trends for Latino children under age 18 relative…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Ethnic Groups, Geographic Distribution, Access to Health Care
Agenda: National Council of La Raza, 1976
As the first Chicano college of the Northwest, Colegio Cesar Chavez offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in: Chicano Studies; Bilingual/Bicultural Elementary Education; and Early Childhood Development. The story of the Colegio's three-year struggle for institutional recognition and survival is the focus of this article. (JC)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Ethnic Studies, Higher Education
Diehl, Paula; Saavedra, Guadalupe – Agenda: National Council of La Raza, 1976
Five women active in Hispana affairs (all of whom attended the World Conference of International Womens Year in Mexico City) address the issue of American Hispanic women and their relationship to the mainstream women's movement. (JC)
Descriptors: Biographical Inventories, Civil Rights, Females, Feminism
Agenda: National Council of La Raza, 1976
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary Secondary Education, History, Legislation