Latinos for Education gathers, lifts, and activates the collective Latino community voice on issues impacting Latino students and families. We aim to influence decision-making and be decision-makers in our regions of Massachusetts and Greater Houston as well as nationally.

REPORTS and PUBLICATIONS

LATINO EDUCATION IN THE TIME OF COVID: The Pandemic’s Unique Impact on Latino Students and Families in Massachusetts

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the Latino community. In order to highlight the Latino experience and identify needs and solutions, Latinos for Education gathered the perspective from about 350 Latinos in Massachusetts (Spanish-speaking families, teachers, school leaders, and multi-sector leaders) on how COVID-19 is uniquely impacting Latino students and families. We also asked Latinos to share insights for solutions to support the Latino community through this pandemic. The findings informed this report.

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LATINO EDUCATION IN THE TIME OF COVID: The Pandemic’s Unique Impact on Latino Students and Families in Greater Houston

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the Latino community. In order to highlight the Latino experience and identify needs and solutions, Latinos for Education gathered the perspective from about 400 Latinos in Greater Houston (Spanish-speaking families, teachers, school leaders, and multi-sector leaders) on how COVID-19 is uniquely impacting Latino students and families. We also asked Latinos to share insights for solutions to support the Latino community through this pandemic. The findings informed this report.

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National Principles for a Latino Education Agenda

If we, as a nation, are going to meet the demands of the 21st-century global economy, we must ensure that all Latino children have the education and skills necessary to maintain our competitive advantage in the world.

Decisions about educating Latino students must include the voices of those closest to our students: Latino educators. Latino educators have identified the following three principles as critical to closing both the opportunity and achievement gaps and ensuring Latino success in education and beyond.

  1. Early Childhood Access
  2. Increased Representation of Latino Education Leaders
  3. College Access and Attainment

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MIRRORS FOR LATINX STUDENTS: Attracting and Retaining Latinx Teachers in Massachusetts

Research shows that a key factor holding back students’ potential is that the adults throughout our education system do not mirror the demographics of our schools. When Latino students have teachers with the same background, these teachers reflect the same culture as students – which creates an environment for students to have their identity affirmed.

The system has not evolved to support the state’s rapidly growing Latino community or acknowledge its strength and potential. The implication is that a Latino child in Massachusetts may never encounter a Latino teacher between kindergarten and 12th grade. The end result is that few Latino students are being prepared to succeed in school, careers, and life.

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