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Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

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Hsiulien Perez, a senior at IU Northwest, jots down notes in Hawthorn Hall just before heading to an afternoon class. The first time Hsiulien Perez attended Indiana University Northwest, in the early 1990s, she had just graduated from high school and given birth to her first child. Her mother, an immigrant from Taiwan, and her father, from Mexico, hadn’t gone to college and couldn’t offer any guidance for navigating day-to-day campus life.

More high school grads than ever are going to college, but 1 in 5 will quit

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There’s a $32 million glass-fronted complex near completion that will house the nursing program and administrative offices, and a new $11 million recreation center that will also have a lab to study kinesiology, or human movement. Enrollment at the beginning of the academic year just ended was up 13 percent from 2014 , to 2,038. While the number of students has been rising, however, so has the proportion who begin as full-time freshmen but fail to come back for a second year.

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In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

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Desirée Morales Díaz, who was accepted to American University but couldn’t afford to go there. “My I wouldn’t put my parents through this just to go to school in the United States.” SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Desirée Morales Díaz didn’t choke up when she recounted how her high school counselor hadn’t heard of the common application, the form widely used by college admission offices on the mainland. million , according to the Census Bureau. “It

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” Via ThinkProgress : “ Bolsonaro ‘s party launches campaign against ’ indoctrinator teachers ’ ” That’s all you lovers of Paolo Freire , to be sure. Only one reason to do that: ED's going to reopen and expand the experiment.

Is California saving higher education?

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Juggling a major in international business and a minor in Japanese, Deas fell behind on her path to graduation until the university offered her a grant to help her make the final sprint. “It Jaelyn Deas and her four best friends shared everything, including late-night study sessions in the library at San Jose State University and a never-ending preoccupation with how they’d pay for their tuition there. She considered quitting, or transferring to a community college.

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

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ATLANTA — Brent Agnew remembers feeling a sense of relief when he left the meeting called to discuss his 6-year-old son Caleb’s anxiety attacks. Both parents figured Caleb would return to his neighborhood elementary school before too long. “We Ten years later, the couple sat across a wooden table from Caleb, now 16, a high school dropout and, as of September, survivor of a suicide attempt. The state of Georgia filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit in October.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Congress, in an effort to limit federal involvement in higher education, has voted to eliminate Obama-era regulations on teacher-preparation programs.” ” Via PBS Newshour : “Senate votes to end Obama school accountability rules.” ” Via The LA Times : “ Trump wants to create a national private school choice program. Here’s how it could work.” to 2020, to Reach $1.83