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Equity

The Urgency of Now

A high school diploma is a critical entry point to the additional post­secondary training necessary to thrive socially and economically, says this report from the Schott Foundation. The report says 52 percent of Black males and 58 percent of Latino males graduate from high school in four years compared to 78 percent of White, non-Latino males. More »

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Hispanic Student Enrollments Reach New Heights in 2011

This report from the Pew Hispanic Center shows more Latino students are enrolling in college, with 16.5 percent of college students now Latino. Five years ago, Latinos represented 11 percent of the college population. More »

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Persistence

Advancing to Completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students

This study updates previous Education Trust briefs that looked at public, four-year colleges that successfully improved minority graduation rates and narrowed graduation-rate gaps. This new report examines which four-year, nonprofit colleges — public and private — have made the most improvements for Hispanic students. More »

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Merisotis Op-Ed in Huffington Post Latino Voices

They Are Us: Why the Nation’s Future Is Riding on Latino Students’ Success

As Latinos grow to more than one-third of the American population, their educational success is critical to our nation’s future. Read Lumina President Jamie Merisotis’ latest commentary in the Huffington Post on the importance of a highly-talented Latino population. More »

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Lumina’s Latino Student Success Effort: America’s Economic Future Increasingly Depends on Graduating More Latinos from College

Latino student success projects are underway in 13 communities. Lumina Foundation is committing $11.5 million in a parnership with Excelencia in Education and Foundation Strategy Group (FSG) to increase the educational attainment for more than 200,000 students over the next years. More »

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