Educating Latinos: An NPR Special Report
A Five-Part Series on a Crisis in Education: Resources
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Part 1: Communities and the growing Hispanic population
View demographic information on
Hispanic population and education from the U.S. Census Bureau and the RAND Corporation.
Goal: To Double the Rate of Hispanics Earning a Bachelor's Degree, by Georges Vernez and Lee Mizell. This 2001 report from the RAND Corporation examines the education achievement of Hispanics in the United States, and the economic and social impact of current and proposed policies for improvement.
RAND Corp. 2001
The U.S. Department of Education's National Clearinghouse on English Language Acquisition provides information on each state's policies and resources for educating linguistically and culturally diverse students.
Pew Foundation Study Finds Higher Ed. Gap for Latinos, by Shaun Cavanagh. This 2002 article indicates that while Hispanics match other groups for enrollment rates in high school, they lag behind other ethnic groups in higher education enrollment.
Latinos in Higher Education: Many Enroll, Too Few Graduate by Richard Fry. This 2002 report analyzes Latino high school graduates' performance in higher education. The study finds that the Latino student has different patterns of attendance in higher education, and that Latino subgroups vary in performance.
The National Association for Bilingual Education is a center for resources on bilingual education practices and public policy.
The U.S. Census Bureau's study of Hispanics in the United States offers comprehensive demographic data on the Hispanic population.
The Julian Samora Research Institute is located at Michigan State University. Its research is concerned with issues concerning Latinos in the United States, with a particular emphasis on Latinos in the Midwest.
Hall County and Gainesville Schools. Learn more about the schools from Part 1.
Part 2: The Bilingual Education Debate
Text of Proposition 203 from the office of the Arizona Secretary of State.
The Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction is public education's
highest elected office in Arizona. Tom Horne (R), the new superintendent, defeated the incumbent Jaime Molera (R) in the primary, and defeated his Democratic opponent in November on a anti-bilingual education platform, and support for Prop 203.
Tongue Tied: Bilingual Education in the Nation of Immigrants is a debate between Ron Unz, who backed the successful campaign for Prop 203 in Arizona, and Catherine Snow, Harvard University's Shattuck Professor of Education and child language development expert. The debate took place earlier this year as a campaign to end bilingual education began in Massachusetts. Voters in the state passed its version of an anti-bilingual education initiative this past November.
Arizona K-12 Center is a Arizona public schools resource center, developed in response to a mandate from Arizona Governor Jane Hull for support of teachers and curriculum. The Arizona K-12 Center has recognized a "best practices" curriculum for bilingual education in the state.
The Tucson Area Unified School District. Learn more about the schools in Part 2 of this series.
English First is the group sponsored by Ron Unz that backed the three successful anti-bilingual campaigns in California in 1998, in Arizona in 2000, in Massachusetts in 2002, and the unsuccessful campaign in Colorado in 2002.
Education Week covers local, state and national education news, from preschool through the 12th grade. It also reports on major issues of concern to the education community. This report on bilingual education summarizes the debate, identifies some of the major figures and battleground states, and provides a list of articles on bilingual education.
"Will federal laws protect Native Americans from the 'English-Only'" This article from the Hopi Navajo Observer addresses how AZ Prop 203 will affect the bilingual education programs for Native American students in the state.
Part 3: The Bilingual Education Teacher Shortage
Listen in on James Roa's ESL classroomat Rose Hill-Magnolia Elementary School. This excerpt is from a lesson to a group of 16 kindergarteners he tutors twice a week for about 45 minutes.
Southeast Center for Teaching Quality
Transforming Education for Hispanic Youth: Exemplary Practices, Programs, and Schools is a report from the National Council on Bilingual Education.
North Carolina State Department of Public Education
TESOL, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Education Center of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.
Teaching Resources to help teachers address the classroom needs of English language learners (ELLs), from Brown University.
Part 4: Educating Latinas
U.S. Department of Education's Hispanic Dropout Project
Making Face, Making Soul is a Chicana feminist Web site.
íSi, Se Puede! Yes, We Can: Latinas in School is a report from the American Association of University Women that reviews the educational status and progress of Latinas in grades K-12.
Texas Education Agency, the state of Texas's department of education.
Part 5: The Assimilation Experience
Pew Hispanic Center reports on the vaiety of experiences for Latinos in the United States.
2002 National Survey of Latinos (Dec. 17, 2002) is a comprehenisve survey and report on the Hispanic population in the United States. The report chronicles the diversity within the Hispanic community, as well as the ways it is distinct from the non-Hispanic community.
U.S. Latino Population Growth Extends Far Beyond Established Hubs, Center Cities is a July, 2002 report that examines the growth of the Hispanic population in the traditional urban areas, but in many places in the United States that had a small population relatively no Hispanics in the area.
Hispanic Magazine is general interest publication targeting the Hispanic community.