Latino Education Gains Are Encouraging: New Report

| January 28, 2015

January 23, 2015 • By Juan Castillo • NBC NEWS LATINO

Despite challenges, a top education group said the national data on Latino students is encouraging and shows solid growth.

“The conversation about Latinos and education is often very deficit-based, where we’re English language learners, we’re high school dropouts and we’re illegal immigrants,” Deborah Santiago, vice president at Excelencia in Education and author of a new report, told NBC News. “While we still have to address those important issues in our country, the profile of Latinos is one of asset opportunities, growth, improvement and education potential.”

The report, “The Condition of Latinos in Education: 2015 Factbook,” released by Excelencia in Education, paints a more accurate profile of Latino students, one spotlighting achievement and countering misperceptions and myths.

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