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U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology Program Planning and Execution Improvements Needed
Date CapturedMonday December 22 2008, 3:21 PM
GAO-09-96 -- DHS has not adequately met the conditions associated with its legislatively mandated fiscal year 2008 US-VISIT expenditure plan. The plan does not fully satisfy any of the conditions that apply to DHS, either because it does not address key aspects of the condition or because what it does address is not adequately supported or is otherwise not reflective of known program weaknesses. Given that the legislative conditions are intended to promote the delivery of promised system capabilities and value, on time and within budget, and to provide Congress with an oversight and accountability tool, these expenditure plan limitations are significant. Beyond the expenditure plan, other program planning and execution limitations and weaknesses also confront DHS in its quest to deliver US-VISIT capabilities and value in a timely and cost-effective manner.
DHS to expand US-VISIT biometric collection
Date CapturedMonday December 22 2008, 3:15 PM
Federal Computer Week Ben Bain writes [The final rule published today in the Federal Register will expand US-VISIT to collect biometrics from: • The U.S. lawful permanent residents or “green card” holders. • People seeking admission on immigrant visas. • People seeking admission as refugees and or seeking asylum. • Some Canadian citizens. • Those who apply for admission through the Guam Visa Waiver Program. In many cases, Canadians will still not be required to give their biometrics when entering the U.S, nor will non-U.S. citizens under the age of 14 and over the age of 79.]
Analysis tool exempt from some privacy laws
Date CapturedWednesday August 20 2008, 12:51 PM reports, "People whose biographic or biometric data is being analyzed by a new Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) data system will not automatically be granted access to their records or be able to review them for accuracy as usually permitted by federal privacy protection laws."
Enhanced Driver’s Licenses Coming Your Way…
Date CapturedSunday July 27 2008, 5:01 PM
Steven A. Culbreath, Esq. blogs, "DHS has worked to align REAL ID and EDL requirements. EDLs that are developed consistent with the requirements of REAL ID can be used for official purposes such as accessing a Federal facility, boarding Federally-regulated commercial aircraft, and entering nuclear power plants." And... "While the REAL ID requires proof of legal status in the U.S., the state issued EDL will require that the card holder be a U.S. citizen."
Privacy Impact Assessment for the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative Land and Sea Final
Date CapturedTuesday June 03 2008, 12:32 PM
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in conjunction with the Bureau of Consular Affairs at the Department of State (DOS), published in the Federal Register a final rule to notify the public of how they will implement the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) for sea and land ports-of entry. The final rule removes the current regulatory exceptions to the passport requirement provided under sections 212(d)(4)(B) and 215(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). On August 9, 2007, the DHS Privacy Office issued a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for the proposed rule, which was published in the Federal Register on June 26, 2007, at 72 FR 35088. This PIA updates the earlier PIA for the proposed rule to reflect changes in the WHTI final rule for land and sea ports-of-entry.
School Translators Can Help Parents Lost in the System
Date CapturedMonday August 13 2007, 8:37 AM
NY Times reports, "Forty-two percent of the parents of children in the school system [New York City schools], the country’s largest, are not native English speakers, and communicating with them is an immense challenge. That is especially the case at a time when the system is offering ever-increasing school choices but is also requiring students to go through a complex admissions process for high school and certain programs. So prodded by advocates for immigrants, Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein created a unit three years ago to translate a never-ending flow of school documents, like press releases, report cards and parent surveys, into the eight languages most commonly spoken in New York, after English: Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Bengali, Arabic, Urdu, Korean and Haitian Creole. It has since expanded to an office with 40 employees and a $4.5 million budget, and is the largest of its kind in any school system in the United States, said Kleber Palma, the unit’s director."
Learn legal rights at CUNY
Date CapturedThursday August 09 2007, 8:56 AM
Daily News reports, "Complete the introductory course and two advanced courses for credit and you'll earn a Certificate in Immigration Law Studies."
No Child Left Behind thwarts refugees
Date CapturedWednesday August 01 2007, 9:06 AM
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle guest essayist Henry Padrón opines, "These students have spent most of their lives running and in refugee camps where they may have received some but little formal schooling. Many of these children are suffering from post-traumatic shock disorder and a host of health issues — not to mention their academic needs based on NCLB expectations. This is a fatal shortcoming of NCLB that needs further attention. So, when analyzing the performance data as per NCLB, we need to take all of these factors into consideration."
So Much Paperwork, So Little Time to Teach
Date CapturedWednesday July 04 2007, 10:39 AM
NY Times contributor Samuel G. Freedman, a journalism professor at Columbia University writes, "The situation was most acute for teachers in schools that did not have a staff administrator to handle the voluminous paperwork required for English language learners, as the students are called. Teachers in such schools were responsible for completing more than a dozen different forms, evaluations, assessments and reports that came variously from the levels of district, city, state and federal government, and grading standardized tests."
Schools call roll at a border crossing
Date CapturedMonday June 25 2007, 8:42 AM
LA Times reports, "Children who are U.S. citizens or legal immigrants but live in Mexico cross every morning to get a better education for free in Arizona, breaking the law that requires them to live within the boundaries of the district. To many of their parents, who have ties in both countries, not living in the district is the educational equivalent of jaywalking."
Funding for adult ESL
Date CapturedTuesday June 12 2007, 7:42 AM
NY Daily News reports, "Immigrants wanting to avoid long waiting lists for publicly-funded English as a Second Language classes should receive government grants so they can afford tuition at private English academies, according to one Queens official."
Klein smears immigrant kids
Date CapturedWednesday May 23 2007, 8:23 AM
NY Daily News reports, "Mayor Bloomberg and his schools chancellor, Joel Klein, have reaffirmed that old Mark Twain saying about the three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies and statistics. Using a PowerPoint presentation filled with glitzy graphs and color charts, Klein reached a new low yesterday by attempting to blame a sharp drop in this year's third-, fourth- and fifth-grade reading scores on thousands of immigrant pupils."
Eight for 2008: Education Ideas for the Next President
Date CapturedTuesday April 17 2007, 6:51 PM
Education Sector is offering the following eight education ideas for the 2008 presidential campaign -- Unlock the Pre-K Door , Offer Teachers a New Deal , Create a National Corps of 'SuperPrincipals', Open New Schools in Low-Income Neighborhoods, Launch Learning into the 21st Century, Reward Hard-Working Immigrant Students, Give Students a Roadmap to Good Colleges, Help Students Help Others.
School Records on Special English Classes Are Called Works of Fiction by Critics
Date CapturedWednesday April 11 2007, 8:10 AM
NY Times Samuel G. Freedman, professor of journalism at Columbia University writes, "According to official school documents, amplified by interviews with a teacher at the school and a union representative, the school tried at one point to create a paper trail to make it appear it was offering E.S.L. classes that were not being held."
No Child Left Behind Act: Education Assistance Could Help States Better Measure Progress of Students with Limited English Proficiency
Date CapturedFriday March 23 2007, 1:44 PM
GAO-07-646T, March 23, 2007. The GAO report recommended that Education (1) support research on accommodations, (2) identify and provide technical support states need to ensure the validity of academic assessments, (3) publish additional guidance on requirements for assessing English language proficiency, and (4) explore ways to provide additional flexibility for measuring annual progress for these students. Education generally agreed with our recommendations and has taken a number of steps to address them.
Latinos Online: Hispanics with lower levels of education and English proficiency remain largely disconnected from the internet
Date CapturedThursday March 15 2007, 6:28 PM
By Susannah Fox, Pew Internet & American Life Project and Gretchen Livingston, Pew Hispanic Center find, "Differences in levels of education and English proficiency explain much of the difference in internet usage between Hispanics and non-Hispanics. Internet use is uniformly low for whites (32%), Hispanics (31%), and African Americans (25%) who have not completed high school. However, 41% of Latino adults have not finished high school, compared with about one in ten non-Hispanic whites and one in five African Americans. The same pattern is evident at the other end of the spectrum of educational attainment. College-educated adults all have equally high levels (about 90%) of internet use regardless of race or ethnicity, yet the college educated make up a smaller share of the Latino population when compared with non-Hispanics. Language is also a powerful factor, as internet use is much higher among Latinos who speak and read English fluently than among those who have limited English abilities or who only speak Spanish. Language is not an issue in the white and black populations as the shares of adults with limited English abilities is quite small. A statistical analysis of the survey results shows education and language are each highly significant factors when other differences in group characteristics are taken into account. When the different levels of language or education are controlled statistically, Hispanics and non-Hispanics show similar levels of internet use."
The Mexican American Struggle for Equal Educational Opportunity in Mendez v. Westminster: Helping to Pave the Way for Brown v. Board of Education
Date CapturedWednesday March 07 2007, 11:46 AM
RICHARD R. VALENCIA, professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the College of Education of the University of Texas at Austin writes, "Few people in the United States are aware of the central role that Mexican Americans have played in some of the most important legal struggles regarding school desegregation. The most significant such case is Mendez v. Westminster (1946), a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 5,000 Mexican American students in Orange County, California. The Mendez case became the first successful constitutional challenge to segregation. In fact, in Mendez the U.S. District Court judge ruled that the Mexican American students' rights were being violated under the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The decision was affirmed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Although the Mendez case was never appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, a number of legal scholars at that time hailed it as a case that could have accomplished what Brown eventually did eight years later: a reversal of the High Court's 1896 ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson, which had sanctioned legal segregation for nearly 60 years." Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 3, 2005, p. 389-423 ID Number: 11792, Date Accessed: 3/7/2007 11:44:54 AM
Hispanics, education discussed
Date CapturedSaturday March 03 2007, 10:37 AM
Orlando Sentinel reports, "Academics, researchers and activists are participating in several discussions organized by the Hispanic Family Learning Institute. It's part of The National Center for Family Literacy, an organization based in Louisville, Ky., that promotes family literacy as an antidote to poverty."
U.S. details funds at risk if Virginia English learners aren't tested
Date CapturedWednesday February 28 2007, 2:34 PM
AP reports, "The U.S. Department of Education has detailed how much money Virginia school divisions could lose if they disobey a law that requires children who are trying to learn English to take the same reading tests as their native-speaking peers, state officials said Wednesday."
DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNING GAINS SUPPORT; Pass along language skills, immigrant parents told
Date CapturedMonday February 26 2007, 10:06 AM
Journal News reports, "When their children are learning English, immigrant parents get advice that surprises them: Don't stop speaking your native language at home. Speak as much as possible, and teach as much as you can. The message draws on research showing that literacy skills learned in one language can be applied in another. That's long been the basis of bilingual education, but even children who aren't enrolled in bilingual programs are being urged to develop their primary language alongside English."
From the Desk of Jean C. Stevens, Interim Deputy Commissioner
Date CapturedFriday February 23 2007, 11:41 AM
New York State Education Department
Feingold's constituents raise Iraq, immigration issues -- NCLB
Date CapturedFriday February 23 2007, 9:29 AM
Tomah Journal reports, "Feingold voted against NCLB and said its implementation has been flawed. He agrees with conservatives who contend NCLB erodes local control of education."
U.S. Sen. Hatch critical of immigration, No Child
Date CapturedFriday February 23 2007, 7:38 AM
Daily Herald reports, "U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch criticized Congress's approach to immigration reform on Wednesday and said the federal government should adequately fund the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. 'We're a nation of laws, but we're also a nation of immigrants,' said Hatch, R-Utah, while addressing the Utah Legislature. 'Or to put it the other way, we're a nation of immigrants, but we're also a nation of laws.'"
Virginia high-immigrant schools decry NCLB rule for English learners
Date CapturedTuesday February 20 2007, 8:44 AM
AP reports, "Officials in high-immigrant school districts are taking issue with the U.S. Department of Education's requirement that children still trying to learn English take the same reading tests given to their native-speaking classmates."
White Plains program offers immigrants help with children's education
Date CapturedTuesday January 16 2007, 5:49 AM
The Journal News reports, "A new family dinner-workshop run by the White Plains Youth Bureau aims to integrate immigrant parents into their children's schooling and the community. The 12-week Family Excel, or 'Avance Familiar' in Spanish, usually meets Wednesday nights at the White Plains Middle School's Highland campus to answer parents' questions about homework, education and other city services."
She works to ease transition of Hispanic students
Date CapturedMonday January 15 2007, 9:11 AM
Journal & Courier reports, "Mida Grover knows what it's like to start school in a different country with a different culture and with a completely different system. She came to the United States from Venezuela when she was a senior in high school. "It was a total traumatic experience," she said. Now Grover, as the Hispanic/Latino advocate/liaison for the Lafayette School Corp., works to help students and their parents get acclimated into Indiana culture and the Lafayette schools."
'It's gotten better, but it's bad'
Date CapturedMonday January 15 2007, 9:01 AM
Chicago Sun-Times reports, "In schools with high concentrations of Hispanic students, it has long been common to see empty seats in class the week or two before and after Christmas, when immigrant families take their kids to visit relatives back home. But parent outreach efforts at the Chicago Public Schools, turmoil in Mexico and Latin America, and increased border security have meant fewer kids are missing days this school year, say teachers and administrators."
Phoenix, Arizona district backs aid for kids of migrants
Date CapturedSaturday January 13 2007, 3:58 PM
The Arizona Republic reports, "Immigrant children brought to this country illegally by their parents should have the same shot at going to college and qualifying for financial aid as other students, the new Phoenix Union High School District board decided Thursday night. The board voted unanimously in favor of a resolution in support of a federal bill that would allow undocumented immigrant students to legalize their residency status."
No tuition break for Utah migrants, most say
Date CapturedSaturday January 13 2007, 10:11 AM
The Salt Lake Tribune reports, "Sizer, the chairman of Utahns for Immigration Reform and Enforcement (UFIRE), is strongly supporting a bill in this year's Legislature that would repeal a state law allowing undocumented students who graduate from a Utah high school to pay in-state tuition at the state's nine institutions of higher education."
Tuition for illegal migrants vexing U of Arizona and community college
Date CapturedThursday January 11 2007, 8:35 AM
Tucson Citizen reports, "The [Arizona] state's public colleges and universities are trying to determine how they will identify and charge illegal immigrant students out-of-state tuition as required by a proposition approved by voters in November. The schools may have asked for the residency status of their students in the past, but institutions have not verified that information themselves. Under Proposition 300, it appears they must."
Leaving Schools Behind
Date CapturedThursday January 11 2007, 5:25 AM
Post-Standard opines, "[Immigrant] Children struggling to fit in to a strange new environment will have their spirits badly shaken, and their failure on the tests will keep the school on the state's list of deficient schools. A better way to help H.W. Smith [Syracuse elementary school] and other schools that are doing remarkable things with newly arrived immigrant children would be to provide them with realistic goals and the expert outside help and funding to achieve them."
Date CapturedWednesday January 10 2007, 12:40 PM
NY Post CARL CAMPANILE reports, "Herman Badillo yesterday defended his controversial book in which he writes that Hispanic parents don't value education - and slammed his Latino critics as caring more about organizing big parades than educating kids."
Put down the pitchforks and hear Badillo out
Date CapturedSunday January 07 2007, 7:31 AM
NY Daily News ANDREA BATISTA SCHLESINGER writes, "If we're ever going to have systemic change, we need all parents, no matter their race or background, to be involved in the school system - and not just ankle deep. It's not enough to check homework each night. So how do we do it? First of all, the school system makes it far harder than it needs to be for Hispanic parents. It took years to get the Department of Education to agree to provide translation services to parents."
Immigrant Children Shielded From State Tests, but for Whose Protection?
Date CapturedWednesday December 27 2006, 3:37 AM
NY Times reports, "Like Mr. Noguera [professor of sociology at Steinhardt School of Education at New York University], Diane Ravitch, the education historian, says she thinks testing students after one year may not be a bad idea, but is concerned about how the scores are used. Comparing this year’s Port Chester fourth graders with last year’s based on the upcoming test will put this year’s students and the schools needlessly to shame because last year’s classes did not have many immigrant children tested. But comparing how well students do this school year with how those same students do a year later, Ms. Ravitch said, would provide a telling reflection of the school’s progress. The federal government has started a pilot program in such so-called “growth model” comparisons in Tennessee and North Carolina. What many experts seem to agree on is that No Child Left Behind testing policy lacks a fine enough filter for the nuances of immigrant education."
Date CapturedWednesday December 20 2006, 9:01 AM
NY Post Carl Campanile reports, "But others said Badillo showed courage. 'I never felt victimized or had a crutch mentality,; said Eliot Lugo, an accountant. 'I am very embarrassed by the Puerto Ricans who have become "civil rights" victims and wait for handouts.'"
Bill to aid immigrant students could pass in new Congress
Date CapturedTuesday December 19 2006, 11:42 AM
Cox News Services reports, "Legislation that would let thousands of illegal-immigrant high school students attend college or serve in the military has a good chance of passing in a Congress controlled by Democrats, immigration experts say."
Date CapturedTuesday December 19 2006, 9:30 AM
NY Post Carl CAMPANILE reports on Badillo and his new book, "'Hispanics have failed to assume responsibility for their children's welfare . . . Hispanic parents rarely get involved with their children's schools. They seldom attend parent-teacher conferences, ensure that children do their homework or inspire their children to dream of attending college,' he adds. Badillo writes that many Spanish-speaking immigrants are hard workers, but that to get their children to move up the economic ladder would require a cultural shakeup of sacrifice and 'self-improvement' by putting education first - as Asian and other U.S. immigrant groups have."
California schools add third week to winter break
Date CapturedMonday December 18 2006, 8:09 AM
ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER reports, "Simultaneously, the district hopes to curb high absentee rates – and the subsequent loss of state funding – that occur around the holiday season when parents pull their children out of school to go on long trips. The break runs from today through Jan. 8. Santa Ana, where 92 percent of students are Latino, is the only district in Orange County giving students and teachers three weeks for winter break. Only a handful of districts across the state offer the extended vacation."
Georgia illegals to lose in-state tuition
Date CapturedSaturday December 16 2006, 9:32 AM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, "High-achieving students who grew up in Georgia but are in the country illegally soon won't qualify for in-state tuition on state campuses. Burns Newsome, an associate vice chancellor who acts as the Board of Regents' attorney, has advised the presidents of Georgia's public universities to stop granting so-called tuition "waivers" to students who may have high grades but lack legal resident status. That means such students will have to pay the much higher out-of-state tuition rate. The change is necessary, Newsome says, to comply with SB 529, considered one of the nation's most aggressive attempts to confront illegal immigration at the state level. Signed into law by Gov. Sonny Perdue in April, the measure orders state agencies and institutions to make sure they are in compliance with all federal immigration laws by July."
School bus losses feared
Date CapturedWednesday December 13 2006, 5:00 AM
NY Daily News reports, "The plans, which would eliminate 250 student bus routes throughout the five boroughs, would hit Queens particularly hard because thousands of immigrant and low-income families there rely on the free transportation, state Sen. John Sabini said."
Virginia schools superintendent asks feds for NCLB deadline extension
Date CapturedTuesday December 12 2006, 1:17 PM
AP reports, "Virginia's superintendent of public instruction made a direct appeal to federal education officials to give the state a year to implement new reading tests for children who are learning English."
5 Schools are Being Phased Out
Date CapturedTuesday December 12 2006, 5:07 AM
NY Post David Andreatta reports, "As the multiple grades at these schools are phased out, they will be replaced by single grades of new theme schools. Officials said the number of small schools and their specialties are still being determined, although sources indicated Lafayette may play host to schools catering to immigrant students with limited English and students interested in pharmacology. The restructuring comes at a sensitive time for all of the schools, but especially for Lafayette, whose growing pains under a new principal has been the focus of several news articles."
Help more immigrants learn English
Date CapturedMonday December 11 2006, 7:33 AM
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports, "More New Yorkers need to boost their English skills than ever before, but far too few of them are receiving the services to do so. In Monroe County, the state-run English for Speakers of Other Languages program hasn't come close to keeping pace with demand: Just 11.3 percent of the county's 18,239 adults with limited English skills were enrolled in state-funded ESOL programs last year. Statewide, there were only 86,433 seats for the 1.6 million adult New Yorkers with limited English proficiency, and long waiting lists for ESOL programs in dozens of communities. Investing in English-language instruction offers payoffs for workers and employers alike."
Immigrant teens pose challenge for schools
Date CapturedWednesday December 06 2006, 8:10 AM reports, "Young immigrant students in North Jersey and elsewhere are catching up with their English-speaking peers within a few years. But those who arrive here during their middle- and high-school years are failing at alarming rates, educators and state officials say. The performance gap -- in part a result of a dearth of programs and qualified teachers for adolescents -- could carry consequences for the region, experts say."
Small Schools Exclude Many Immigrants
Date CapturedMonday December 04 2006, 8:37 AM
Gotham Gazette reports, "It is the policy of the New York City Department of Education to allow a small school to exclude English-language learners (and special education students) during its first two years of operation. This is permitted, according to the department, so that the schools can build up the necessary infrastructure to provide the instructional services these students require. But, as it turns out, many of the older small schools still do not offer programs for these students, according to a new report issued by The New York Immigration Coalition (the organization for which we work), Advocates for Children, and seven immigrant community-based organizations."
SUNY New Paltz rates high for Hispanic graduates
Date CapturedMonday December 04 2006, 4:55 AM
Times Herald-Record reports, "The association [American Association of State Colleges and Universities] picked out the 10 most successful of those schools. New Paltz was among the five that had the most success at narrowing the gap in graduation rates between Hispanic and non-Hispanic students, according to a press release."
Secret Program Target Of Suit
Date CapturedThursday November 30 2006, 1:42 PM
The Hartford Courant reports, "Students at Yale Law School are suing the federal government to learn more about Operation Front Line, a secretive program that is overseen by the Department of Homeland Security and gathers information on immigrants."
So Many Schools, So Few Options:How Mayor Bloomberg’s Small High School Reforms Deny Full Access to English Language Learners
Date CapturedWednesday November 29 2006, 7:08 AM
Key findings: ELLs Are Not Given Full and Equitable Access to All Small High Schools, Parents of ELLs and Students Reported Barriers in the High School Admissions and Enrollment Process, The Small School Policy for ELLs Appears to be Forcing ELLs to Remain in Large High Schools that Do Not Have Services to Meet Their Needs , Small Schools are Not Being Created in Queens, in which the Largest Number of ELLs Reside. A joint report by: The New York Immigration Coalition & Advocates for Children of New York In collaboration with: Chhaya Community Development Corporation Chinese Progressive Association Chinese-American Planning Council Council of Peoples Organization Haitian Americans United for Progress Make the Road by Walking Metropolitan Russian American Parents Association November 2006.
New York City Schools hit on immigration bar
Date CapturedWednesday November 29 2006, 7:01 AM
NY Daily News Erin Einhorn reports, "The report charges the vast majority of small schools either don't have services for so-called 'English language learners' (ELLs), who comprise almost 12% of the high school population, or exclude them altogether. It also says that immigrant families have less access to information about options for their kids. The city Education Department allows new schools to exclude both ELLs and special-ed students in their first two years because the schools are too new to properly serve those kids. It's a policy being reviewed by the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights, which launched a probe after a complaint from a citywide group of high school parents. "
Date CapturedWednesday November 29 2006, 6:56 AM
NY Post David Andreatta reports, "Researchers could not say how many of the 184 new small schools created under Bloomberg exercise the two-year exclusion policy. But they found that 41 percent of 126 small schools surveyed do not offer any English-as-a-Second Language or bilingual services - apparently in violation of city, state and federal laws. 'The problem isn't just access,' said Chung-Wha Hong, director of the New York Immigration Coalition. 'Sometimes they can get in the door but they then face a long-term problem because there are no services for them.' The city Department of Education insisted that only a handful of small schools did not have a single ESL student enrolled."
Report: New York falls short in literacy classes
Date CapturedWednesday November 15 2006, 6:36 AM
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports, "The Center for an Urban Future and the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy said that while the number of immigrants has increased in the Rochester area, and in nearly every corner of the state, just 5.3 percent of adult New Yorkers with limited English skills had enrolled in state-funded courses to improve their skills in 2005. The report says there were 86,433 seats in state-funded English for Speakers of Other Languages programs last year, and 1.6 million working-age adult immigrants with limited English skills in the state."
Schools to lobby against English testing change
Date CapturedMonday November 13 2006, 5:55 AM
The Journal News reports, "Before this school year, students who spoke little English had up to three years to work on their proficiency before taking the standard reading and writing test that others take in grades 3 to 8. Now, students have just one year's exemption. That will hurt the children and their schools, critics say."
Massachusetts high school experimenting with lures to boost attendance
Date CapturedSunday November 12 2006, 9:38 AM
Boston Globe reports, "Students and parents unfamiliar with the nuances of the school calendar year is just one of the many challenges facing urban school districts like Chelsea as they try to improve their attendance rates -- as mandated by federal education laws, Orlov [high school principal] said."
Bilingual education reforms urged
Date CapturedSaturday November 11 2006, 6:13 PM
Buffalo News reports, "The director of multilingual education would oversee programs to serve children whose predominant language is something other than English. While Buffalo students speak more than 40 languages, most bilingual students are Spanish-speakers."
Rochester teachers speak
Date CapturedThursday November 09 2006, 8:24 AM
Campus Times, the student newspaper of the University of Rochester writes, "The main focus of the lecture was the Jumpstart Program, an innovative 10-day program that helps students who recently entered the country learn 'survival skills' for the upcoming school year. The student may have just arrived from a dangerous situation in a third-world country and they are not prepared to function in an American school setting. As Ehtesham put it, after going through this program, a student who arrived in the country a week ago has the experience of a student who attended the school the year before."
Date CapturedSaturday October 28 2006, 8:24 AM
NY Post opined, "More than three weeks have passed since Columbia University hosted one of the most brazen attacks on free speech and academic freedom in recent memory. Since then, not a word of apology has been offered to those whose rights were trampled, nor an ounce of punishment meted out to the offenders. The only thing, in fact, that Columbia's administrators have done is to assure students, alumni, faculty and others who care deeply about the university that an 'investigation' is under way. But with weeks gone by and a public relations office deflecting calls on the matter, it's starting to look like the term 'investigation' may be a euphemism for 'cover-up.'"
English with barriers
Date CapturedMonday October 23 2006, 8:39 AM
El Diaro la Prensa reports, "This start-and-stop English, on top of a shortage of classes, stifles the growth of workers. It hinders the potential to earn more money and advance. And it can make it difficult for parents to support the educational needs of their children. Limited English proficiency also curbs participation in the electoral process, and in emergency situations, can make the difference between life or death."
Experts say bilingual students do better
Date CapturedFriday October 20 2006, 9:44 AM reports, "Garcia [associate professor of American Civilization at Brown University] said surveys have found a majority of first- and second-generation Latino parents want their children educated in both English and Spanish. But bilingual education would benefit everyone, he said, because over time students educated in two languages do better on standardized tests than those who speak and study only one language."
Today's teachers face unique diversity challenge
Date CapturedFriday October 20 2006, 9:21 AM
Sun-Times News contributor Bryan Scherer, certified business and English teacher writes, "I think schools can do more to create a culturally diverse learning environment by matching teacher with student. Hiring more ethnic teachers to make those connections with minority students is a win-win. It would also benefit kids to hire teachers that have life experience, instead of selecting the same status quo new hire; typically, it's the 24-year-old that is starting his or her first job, and comes cheap."
Too Controversial for Columbia
Date CapturedWednesday October 11 2006, 7:30 AM
Wall Street Journal op-ed contributor Ross Kaminsky opined, "It is a remarkable thing about liberals (or, at Columbia, outright leftists) in free societies: They are far more intolerant than conservatives. The protesters hate people who oppose illegal immigration. They accept the use of intimidation and violence to keep such people from speaking, then blame the victim for having been controversial."
Date CapturedSaturday October 07 2006, 7:47 AM
NY Post opined on Columbia University event, "During the fracas, hooligans didn't merely shout down a speaker who happened to oppose illegal immigration; they physically attacked him, forced him to flee and sparked an outright brawl."
NCLB's flaws cast Binghamton High in bad light
Date CapturedTuesday September 26 2006, 6:33 AM
Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin contributors Donald Loewen, assistant professor of Russian and Dale Tomich, professor of sociology at Binghamton University write, "Students who move out of the area are still considered Binghamton's responsibility if they don't officially register at another school. And students who move into Binghamton are considered the school's responsibility immediately, even if they show up a week before a mandatory test and the school has no chance to prepare them."
Providing Highly Mobile Students with an Effective Education
Date CapturedSaturday September 23 2006, 10:48 PM
"Various military branches have devised strategies to address these [highly mobile children] challenges and to promote academic and social success, which in some case may be useful for other subpopulations. They include: the establishment of family and educational support networks during deployments; the encouragement of parental involvement associated with high academic achievement; the use of school counselors to meet the needs of military adolescents and to advocate and implement strategies for smoother school transitions; and a "corporate culture" that supports families and encourages strong school-family-military partnerships." Walls, Charles A. ERIC Identifier: ED482918 Publication Date: 2003-11-00. ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education.
A transformation for special ed: Need to account for language and cultural differences
Date CapturedWednesday September 20 2006, 11:00 PM
The Arizona Republic reports, "The push for accountability in public schools, coupled with increasing numbers of English-language learners, has put a squeeze on those who work in one of the most demanding, stressful career fields."
The schoolyard bully
Date CapturedTuesday September 19 2006, 12:16 PM
Dick Iannuzzi, President, New York State United Teachers writes, "President Bush and his supporters in Congress have used NCLB as a weapon to punish schools instead of as a tool to improve them. Now they've turned that weapon on children with disabilities and children trying to learn English and adapt to a new culture." Iannuzzi additionally criticizes New York State Education Department (SED).
Date CapturedSunday September 17 2006, 7:16 PM
“Getting the No Child Left Behind law (NCLB) right is critical for Latino students, nearly half of whom are ELLs,” stated Janet Murguía, NCLR President and CEO. “The Department’s regulations strike a balance which ensures that ELLs get the attention they deserve but have often not received, while at the same time giving states time to help ELLs learn English and improve in other important subjects.”
Shortage of Bronx school nurses critical
Date CapturedThursday September 14 2006, 9:01 AM
NY Daily News reports, "Maysoun Freij, an advocate for the New York Immigration Coalition, said, 'New York has the fortune of having a large pool of bilingual and bicultural students who could go on to become nurses and doctors if given the chance.'"
Secretary Spellings Announces Final Limited English Proficiency Regulations
Date CapturedWednesday September 13 2006, 5:11 PM
The new Title I Regulation is intended to help recently arrived Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students learn English and other subjects while giving states and local school districts greater flexibility on assessment while continuing to hold them accountable under No Child Left Behind.
Eleven More New York City schools Fail to Meet State Criteria
Date CapturedWednesday September 13 2006, 1:42 AM
NY Times reports, "The designations mean that students in the schools, including a Manhattan charter school, two schools for recent immigrants, in Manhattan and Queens, which are open only to students with limited English skills, and a Brooklyn school that has won wide acclaim for its work with students at serious risk of dropping out, now have the right to ask for a transfer to a better school."
Changing classrooms require change in teaching methods
Date CapturedSunday September 10 2006, 11:56 AM
Beacon News reports, "Local [Illinois] educators need to adapt their teaching styles to their increasingly diverse classrooms, West Aurora school administrators told a group of new teachers during an Aurora University seminar last week."
Fordham Graduate School of Education Nets $4.5 Million in Grants
Date CapturedSunday September 10 2006, 10:47 AM
The New York State Education Department has awarded Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education $4.5 million in contracts for two Bilingual Education Technical Assistance Centers (BETACs) to serve more than 51,300 students in grades K-12 in the Bronx and Lower Hudson Valley. The highly competitive awards each total $2.25 million over a five-year period. BETACs were established by the New York State Education Department to assist districts and schools in developing high quality educational programs to help English Language Learners (ELL) or Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students meet New York state’s learning standards.
Two Catholic schools open Newburgh
Date CapturedThursday September 07 2006, 6:36 AM
Times Herald reports, "Both schools are organized around the San Miguel Academy model — a type of Catholic school introduced to American inner cities in the 1970s. As Catholic schools around the country have become more expensive, the San Miguel academies are a return to the church's tradition of educating America's immigrants and the poor."
Special ed is honcho's priority
Date CapturedTuesday September 05 2006, 4:30 AM
NY Daily News reports on NYC schools chancellor for teaching and learning, "'I'd like to see a sharp increase in the number of kids in inclusive settings,' he [Andres Alonso] said. 'We know that the kids that we see in inclusive settings are outperforming kids in more restrictive environments.' He also hopes to improve achievement for bilingual students, particularly those who come to city schools as teens. But he, added, increasing the graduation rate is 'our greatest challenge.'"
Texas education the elephant in the room
Date CapturedSunday September 03 2006, 2:45 PM
The Houston Chronicle reports, "The new school finance law adopted by the Legislature this spring after five sessions over the past three years will make it harder for school districts to generate revenue because voter approval, not school board action, will generally dictate future school tax increases. And those voters with the most discretionary income will be older whites without children in schools."
Where's the courage in education reform?
Date CapturedSaturday September 02 2006, 9:07 AM
Scrippsnews contributor Star Parker writes, "According to NCLB, students in failing schools must be notified and permitted to transfer to another school. We have found that 250,000, about 30 percent, of the students in the LA system are eligible for such transfers, yet notification is not being given and there have only been only slightly more than 500 transfers."
California Bill Renews Debate Over Helping English Learners
Date CapturedFriday September 01 2006, 9:42 AM
LA Times reports, "While the legislation has gained wide support, it has also become a symbol of the fierce philosophical clash over English instruction in California, with many opponents, including Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, insisting that the option would lead to lower standards and segregation of students based on English ability."
New York Teachers union opposes new mandate for English language learners
Date CapturedFriday September 01 2006, 8:30 AM
New York Teacher reports, "Until now, students who have attended school in the United States for less than three years were not required to take the ELA exam. The recent ruling by the U.S. Depart-ment of Education contradicts the state's policy and NYSUT is investigating possible actions."
Class-Action Suit in New Jersey Filed Over Education
Date CapturedThursday August 31 2006, 12:16 PM
School Reform News, The Heartland Institute, Aaron Atwood writes, "A strong partnership between national and state-level school reform activists has already formed in support of the lawsuit. Several national groups--including the Black Ministers' Council, Latino Leadership Alliance, and Alliance for School Choice--have joined forces with a state group, Excellent Education for Everyone (E3), to support the plaintiffs."
More Arizona schools miss performance measure
Date CapturedMonday August 28 2006, 9:56 PM
AP reports, "However, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne said the increase is due to new rule changes by the Bush administration, not diminished performance by Arizona students. Horne cited changes in federal rules dealing with English-learning students, accommodations for special education students and the counting of more grades' test results."
Bottom Line is kids graduate: Rules alone may not cut Boston schools absenteeism
Date CapturedMonday August 28 2006, 10:05 AM
Boston Herald Op-Ed contributor James Alan Fox, Lipman Family Professor of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University opined, "Bottom Line, funded through private donations and grants, each year counsels hundreds of children from immigrant or poor families, assisting them with the college search, the daunting application and financial aid processes, as well as the adjustment to college life. Achieving a remarkable college acceptance rate of 98 percent, Bottom Line is only limited by its own bottom line of fund-raising. Moreover, it demonstrates how creative thinking outperforms rules and regulations in keeping students in school."
Large Drop in School Enrollment Across Florida Puzzles Officials
Date CapturedSunday August 27 2006, 8:48 PM
St. Petersburg Times reports, "The state's largest district, Miami-Dade, has been sliding for several years, mostly because of a decrease in immigrant enrollment, said district spokesman John Schuster."
Arizona English learner fines are dropped
Date CapturedSaturday August 26 2006, 10:54 AM
The Arizona Republic reports, "The state [Arizona] was facing $21 million in fines for failing to meet a deadline to come up with an English-language learner funding plan. Those fines, imposed by federal Judge Raner Collins, are now wiped out because of Thursday's ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. They go back into the state's General Fund."
Utah preschool alternative proposed
Date CapturedFriday August 25 2006, 2:26 PM
Deseret Morning News reports, "It would offer training to day-care centers and existing preschools. It would provide outreach for low-income, immigrant and otherwise disadvantaged families, including home visits, creating small groups and working with public libraries and neighborhood schools, Stephenson [Senator] said. Families also could attend 'learning parties' at public or private schools to acquire such skills and build school community bonds."
Demand for preschool widens — as does ethnic gap
Date CapturedThursday August 24 2006, 8:41 AM
The Journal News reports, "Hispanic parents tend not to send their children to preschool for a number of reasons. Financial constraints, low educational status and a cultural preference for caring for children at home are among the most common explanations."
Early, higher education among ethnic-minority parents' top concerns
Date CapturedWednesday August 23 2006, 4:03 PM
Whittier Daily News reports on multi-language poll, "Findings show that all African American, Asian and Latino parents interviewed strongly support preschool programs, as well as the state-mandated high school exit exam."
Free preschool will help Latinos and US
Date CapturedMonday August 21 2006, 7:29 AM
Christian Science Monitor contributor Alexandra Starr, journalism fellow in child and family policy in 2005 opined, "To give all kids a chance to be successful in school, we have to intervene early. Kindergarten is too late. But creating more early education programs isn't enough; states need to proactively reach out to Latinos. If they don't, expanding pre-K could ironically increase the disparities in educational achievement, as more whites and African-American kids enroll in these programs, and Latinos continue to be left out."
California educators, lawmakers push for textbooks aimed at non-English speakers
Date CapturedFriday August 11 2006, 12:18 AM
Bee Capitol Bureau reports on California bill, "Senate Bill 1769 would require the state Board of Education to develop an approach to teaching reading and writing that incorporates English instruction for non-native speakers."
Denver Public Schools sets English policy: First-ever guidelines issued for teaching Spanish speakers
Date CapturedThursday August 10 2006, 11:28 AM
Rocky Mountain News reports, "DPS [Denver Public Schools] has been operating since 1999 under a federal court agreement that governs its English Language Acquisition program. It stems from a 1971 court action against the district by the Congress of Hispanic Educators, a group of DPS employees alleging discrimination against Hispanics. The action later morphed into a focus on English language learners. But while the court order speaks to how such students are to be identified and tracked, it does not dictate instruction, according to Aquino and DPS Superintendent -Michael Bennet."
Black colleges recruit Hispanics
Date CapturedMonday August 07 2006, 8:18 AM
AP reports, "Still, educators say the nation's two largest minority groups are a natural fit on a college campus.'They are both underserved communities when it comes to higher education,' said Michael Lomax, president and CEO of the United Negro College Fund. 'We have got to educate them so that we can have a competitive workforce in the 21st century.'"
New York changing test requirements for immigrant kids
Date CapturedMonday August 07 2006, 7:25 AM
The Journal News reports, "Education Commissioner Richard Mills outlined the changes in a letter last week to Assistant Secretary Henry L. Johnson of the U.S. Department of Education. Immigrant students who have been enrolled in U.S. schools for at least a year, as of January 2007, will begin taking the standard English language arts test in grades three to eight."
North Dakota launches Teachers of English as a New Language program
Date CapturedSaturday August 05 2006, 10:53 PM
South Bend Tribune reports, "The pilot program is designed for licensed teachers in Catholic schools with at least 10 percent of students for whom English is a new language, and for bilingual teachers (including those abroad) who teach in schools where the primary language is not English. In 2007, the program will be offered to Catholic school teachers nationwide."
LEP/ELL Student Statewide Assessment Policy/Title I Requirements
Date CapturedSaturday August 05 2006, 1:34 AM
New York State Education Department press release from Jean C. Stevens reads, "New York has been notified by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE), based upon USDOE’s NCLB standards and assessment peer review process, that NYSESLAT can no longer be used for Title I accountability purposes, except as described below for students newly arrived in the United States. USDOE determined that New York’s use of NYSESLAT for ELA accountability was not consistent with the requirements of NCLB and directed New York to come into compliance with NCLB by the end of the 2006-07 school year. As a result, New York must administer its ELA assessment to LEP/ELL students who, as of January 3, 2007, have been enrolled in school in the United States (excluding Puerto Rico) for one year or more."
Hispanic centers lose key funding: A request for $3.4 million in federal money is rejected, the centers assist students
Date CapturedFriday August 04 2006, 10:54 AM
Press-Enterprise reports, "Centers around the country that counsel low-income Hispanic students on getting into college have lost their federal funding, jeopardizing future operations."
CUNY programs for immigrants
Date CapturedThursday August 03 2006, 7:13 AM
NY Daily News weekly contributor Allan Wernick writes, "CUNY, like most publicly funded educational institutions, charges a low rate for residents and a higher rate for out-of-state and international students."
Tennessee immigrant influx tests shot policy: Law lets those kids start class without proof
Date CapturedWednesday August 02 2006, 11:59 AM reports, "State law requires that students receive all required vaccinations 'prior' to enrolling in public schools, but districts can't keep certain groups of students, including homeless kids — some of them new immigrants who have temporary housing — from registering and going to class even if they have missing or incomplete health records. And, while about 97 percent of all children statewide are immunized, the population of children who are less likely to have all their shots keeps going up."
School Choice Lawsuit in New Jersey Raises Much Needed Public Awareness about the Crisis in Education
Date CapturedTuesday August 01 2006, 6:52 PM
Hispanic Business reports, “'It is clear that students are not receiving the education the state constitution demands. No student – Hispanic, White, Black or Asian – should be forced to attend a school that violates their constitutional right because of where they live. These students deserve equal protection under the law and must be granted an immediate remedy.' said Martin Perez, Board Member of Hispanic CREO and President of the Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey."
Date CapturedTuesday August 01 2006, 6:49 PM
Government requiring New York immigrant kids to take regular English test
Date CapturedFriday July 28 2006, 7:47 AM
The Journal News reports, "New York was faulted over its testing of English learners and disabled students, two groups given special attention under NCLB. The state must submit a plan by Aug. 2 on how it will fix the problems. At stake is $1.2 million in federal school aid."
Public Education: Meeting the Needs of Students With Limited English Proficiency
Date CapturedWednesday July 26 2006, 7:47 PM
This GAO report finds, "No clear consensus exists on the length of time children with limited English proficiency need to become proficient in English. Several factors make it difficult to generalize about how much time is needed." GAO-01-226 February 23, 2001.
Colorado schools teaching immigrant parents how to be more involved
Date CapturedTuesday July 25 2006, 10:54 PM
KUSA reports, "Often, immigrant families don't get involved with school. Some blame the language barrier. Other say they don't trust the education system."
Education race
Date CapturedMonday July 24 2006, 2:19 PM
The Boston Globe reports, "The achievement gap between Latino and non-Latino students 'begins before children even enter kindergarten and persists throughout the K-12 years,' according to a new report from Pre-K Now, a nonprofit organization in Washington. These children face a lifelong achievement gap, making it tempting to target preschool to children who are 'at-risk.'" READ REFERENCED REPORT ON EDUCATION NEW YORK ONLINE -- see EARLY LEARNING, IMMIGRATION.
Change in education: As Latino students near a majority in public schools, questions arise on how California will address shift
Date CapturedMonday July 24 2006, 2:05 PM
Contra Costa Times reports, "Within three years, California will become the nation's second state, after New Mexico, in which a majority of public school students are Latino, according to state projections."
Downsizing and the Catholic Church
Date CapturedMonday July 17 2006, 9:03 AM
Richard W. Garnett, Lilly Endowment Associate Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame writes in USA Today, "In and around our nation's big cities, hundreds of Catholic parishes, schools and hospitals are consolidating and closing. Many of these institutions have long provided the foundation — as well as provided for the faith — of urban neighborhoods and immigrant communities."
A stronger net
Date CapturedSunday July 16 2006, 7:53 AM
The Journal News editorial , "State education officials got formal word recently from the U.S. Department of Education that the testing many New York schools have been doing of students learning English — usually recent immigrants — and special-education students is not on a par with that offered general-education students."
Pre-K and Latinos: The Foundation of America's Future
Date CapturedMonday July 10 2006, 8:15 PM
Eugene E. Garcia, Ph.D., Arizona State University, College of Education, Tempe, AZ; Danielle M. Gonzales, M.Ed., Pre-K Now Washington, DC, July 2006. Providing Hispanics with much greater access to high-quality pre-k is critical to helping states meet the standards and mandates of NCLB. To maximize the benefits of increased Latino participation in pre-k, programs should be structured to build upon the existing strengths within Latino communities, including strong family bonds, a high value on educational achievement, and widespread support for public education and social systems.
Legislate Learning English? If Only It Were So Easy
Date CapturedThursday June 22 2006, 7:42 AM
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Texas district survey says parents seek more online interaction
Date CapturedSunday June 18 2006, 10:11 AM
Immigration Math: It's a Long Story (NY Times registration)
Date CapturedSaturday June 17 2006, 10:28 PM
English initiative advances in Colorado
Date CapturedWednesday June 14 2006, 10:01 AM
Courage? Follow the Yellow Brick Road (NY Times registration)
Date CapturedWednesday June 14 2006, 8:12 AM
Denver Public Schools: Resegregation, Latino Style
Date CapturedWednesday June 14 2006, 7:50 AM
By Chungmei Lee, The Civil Rights Project. This paper, the first of two reports, focuses on the dynamics of segregation, demographic changes, and implications for graduation rates in the Denver Public Schools. The relationship of the dramatic demographic changes to segregation trends is examined by measuring the average exposure of students to all racial groups, as well as to each other and the concentration of students in racially isolated schools during the five years preceding the 1995 Keyes decision and in the eight subsequent years following.
A language leader
Date CapturedMonday June 12 2006, 7:43 PM
Bilingualism issue rises again
Date CapturedMonday June 12 2006, 7:09 PM
Idaho group wants lower tuition for illegal immigrants
Date CapturedThursday June 08 2006, 7:37 AM
Press 2 for pointless
Date CapturedWednesday June 07 2006, 8:52 AM
Our language unites us
Date CapturedWednesday June 07 2006, 8:47 AM
Witness to the American dream
Date CapturedTuesday June 06 2006, 9:35 AM
Marching to their own DRUM
Date CapturedTuesday June 06 2006, 8:06 AM
Educators look at needs of Hispanic students
Date CapturedSaturday June 03 2006, 8:50 AM
Program offers Texas students Mexican courses
Date CapturedTuesday May 30 2006, 8:17 AM
MySpace, MyPolitics
Date CapturedSunday May 28 2006, 11:35 AM
Illegal Immigrant Graduates Blocked from College Move
Date CapturedWednesday May 24 2006, 10:30 AM
Massachusetts bilingual law fails first test
Date CapturedSunday May 21 2006, 10:39 AM
Debate over English
Date CapturedSunday May 21 2006, 10:12 AM
Study guide for U.S. citizenship test omits freedom of press
Date CapturedWednesday May 17 2006, 9:17 AM
Program for Head Start teachers under way
Date CapturedSunday May 07 2006, 9:59 PM
School of the American dream
Date CapturedWednesday May 03 2006, 7:41 PM
Immigrant Students Talk About U.S. Life
Date CapturedTuesday May 02 2006, 9:09 AM
School Newspaper's Immigrant Editorial Sparks Controversy
Date CapturedSaturday April 29 2006, 9:01 AM
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Saturday School for Immigration Protesters
Date CapturedFriday April 28 2006, 9:43 PM
Stingy immigration policy stifles U.S. innovation
Date CapturedWednesday April 26 2006, 9:27 AM
FL immigrant tuition bill fails again
Date CapturedTuesday April 25 2006, 4:31 PM
California has big stake in struggle over immigration reform
Date CapturedSunday April 16 2006, 9:26 AM
Texas Students Suspended for Holding Immigration Protest
Date CapturedThursday April 13 2006, 1:07 AM
Tucson students, teachers miss school yesterday
Date CapturedTuesday April 11 2006, 9:44 AM
Her college dream is slipping away
Date CapturedTuesday April 11 2006, 8:43 AM
How to Lose the Brain Race (NY Times registration)
Date CapturedMonday April 10 2006, 7:19 AM
More Immigration Reform Protests Planned
Date CapturedSunday April 09 2006, 3:14 PM
Poughkeepsie students challenge immigration measure
Date CapturedFriday April 07 2006, 9:33 AM
Colorado High School Students Say Their Families Are Not Criminals
Date CapturedWednesday April 05 2006, 11:11 PM
CA Middle-Schoolers Take Up Immigration-Reform Debate
Date CapturedWednesday April 05 2006, 12:00 AM
Latino students march
Date CapturedSaturday April 01 2006, 8:34 AM
Diversity Spreads Out: Metropolitan Shifts in Hispanic, Asian, and Black Populations Since 2000
Date CapturedMonday March 27 2006, 12:33 PM
by William H. Frey, March 2006. Brookings Institution, Metropolitan Policy Program. Analysis of Census Bureau population estimates detailing the distribution of racial and ethnic groups within and across U.S. metropolitan areas since Census 2000 reveals that: Hispanic and Asian populations are spreading out from their traditional metropolitan centers, while the shift of blacks toward the South is accelerating. The Los Angeles and New York metropolitan areas contained 23 percent of the nation's Hispanic population in 2004, down from 30 percent in 1990. Of the nation's 361 metropolitan areas, 111 registered declines in white population from 2000 to 2004, with the largest absolute losses occurring in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
Immigration Advocates Protest Federal Reform Plan
Date CapturedSunday March 26 2006, 2:49 PM
Mayor Bloomberg veto doesn't translate
Date CapturedTuesday January 24 2006, 7:46 AM
Immigrants at Mid-Decade: A Snapshot of America's Foreign-Born Population in 2005
Date CapturedMonday December 12 2005, 2:02 PM
By Steven A. Camarota, December 2005. Center for Immigration Studies. Thirty-one percent of adult immigrants have not completed high school, three-and-a-half times the rate for natives.

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