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The ratio of teachers from backgrounds shared with their students continues to drop drastically, as the demographic shift in the young population far outpaces any changes in the public school system's hiring of teachers from underrepresented backgrounds. What should be done?

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Teachers have a hard time getting students to show up to class, much less on time, especially in underserved communities. Now there's an app that helps educators keep kids on track, by taking a new approach to the old ritual of taking attendance.

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Low income Latino students are less likely to take on student loan debt, but that's only because they're less likely to attend or complete college. Barriers to higher education make it less likely that Latino students will begin college or take out loans, or easily repay loans when they're acquired.

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Arizona’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients are fighting to keep their in-state tuition rates.

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Reports have indicated Latinos who attended prekindergarten (pre-k) education showed improved academic and social skills, and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, is hoping to further expand pre-k funding.

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Dozens of Latino advocacy groups are requesting congressional and Obama administration leaders to update the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to reflect the Latino community.

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A sizable chunk of U.S. Latinos believe education is one of the nation's most important issues. A recent survey of the Latino community offers clear opinions on standardized testing, charter schools, school vouchers, education spending, federal government performance and the direction of K-12 education.

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Texting, a chief form of communication for teens, millennials and older Americans, could contribute to the academic demise of high school girls. According to a new report published in the journal Psychology of Popular Media Culture, compulsive texting harms the grades of teenage girls.

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Quality early childhood education has a substantial influence on future employment, education and health outcomes, according to a new report published in late September. The research highlighted findings within the Latino community and demonstrated the economic power of investing in early childhood education.

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Quality early childhood education has a substantial influence on future employment, education and health outcomes, according to a new report published in late September. The research highlighted findings within the Latino community and demonstrated the economic power of investing in early childhood education.

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Across all ethnic and racial groups, education is expected to unequivocally boost income and wealth, and "protect" against the pitfalls of economic and financial blows. However, the wealth of Hispanics and Blacks isn't protected by education.

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Senate Democrats have introduced legislation to increase student loan process transparency, especially in deals including a co-signer.

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Based on Latino Decisions' latest study, more than 13 million Latinos will vote in the 2016 presidential election, and Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley has made strides on connecting with the voting bloc by issues to the community.

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The University of California has accepted more Latino students than white students for the second consecutive year. The admittance rate of Latino students appeared to be a reflection to California's racial diversity, as Latino children comprise of the majority of public school students in the state.

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Worldwide, students are optimistic about their education; this is particularly true of students in the developing world. There, students are confident in the quality of their high education and the likelihood that it will yield a great return on their investment.

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Earlier this month, President Barack Obama underscored the importance of making college education accessible as part of his America's College Promise campaign, which is an initiative that's born out of a desire for quality college and affordable education. Also, the proposal would offer two years of community college education to responsible students at no cost.

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