A new report from the America's Promise Alliance and its Center for Promise at Tufts University, "Don't Call Them Dropouts: Understanding the Experiences of Young People Who Leave High School before Graduation," paints a detailed portrait of this demographic.
The new social media app, Yik Yak, which acts a "virtual bulletin board" has been growing in popularity among college students but for high schools, it often times is used to bully and issue threats to other students.
Hispanics (whether Criollo or Mestizo) were recognized as the first American citizens in the freshly acquired Southwest territory, following the Mexican-American War; and Latinos remained a majority in many states until the end of the 19th century. Students in Texas, perhaps, are unaware of these facts, because for a long time, Mexican-American Studies wasn't a priority in the state; however, the Texas State Board of Education has opted to Latino History lessons to the state's children, providing an ethnically oriented state-approved curriculum to Texas schools.
A report, released Friday by the Department of Education's civil rights arm, revealed that in U.S. public schools, black students - even as young as preschoolers - are more likely to get suspended than any other race.