Behind the Headline: Five Points from Secretary Arne Duncan on Latinos and Education

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Five Points from Secretary Arne Duncan on Latinos and Education
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How Can Schools Best Educate Hispanic Students
Spring 2013 | Education Next

Today President Obama is launching an initiative aimed  at helping boys of color improve their chances for success. Education Secretary Arne Duncan discussed the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative and other topics affecting Hispanic students with reporters earlier this week. Among the takeaways: while there have been impressive gains made by Hispanic students, young men trail young women in educational attainment, and just 2 percent of teachers are Latino males.

The spring 2013 issue of Education Next featured a forum on how schools can best educate Hispanic students. The participants were Juan Rangel, former CEO of United Neighborhood Organization (UNO) and president of the UNO Charter School Network, and Nonie Lesaux is professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. They argue that getting smarter about literacy and charter schooling offer big opportunities to address the challenges facing Hispanic youth.

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