Best of the border stories for this week.
The Nation got a new report card today evaluating reading and math proficiency among fourth and eighth graders. Modest gains by Latino students contributed to improvement in some Southwestern states.
For nearly a half-century, the federal migrant education program has been helping farmworkers' children catch up and keep up with their peers. We look at one program in the Imperial Valley.
Poor students now make up a majority of kids in public schools in the west. That’s according to a recent study from the Southern Education Foundation. But as the rate of poverty in schools has gone up, the amount of state funding for students hasn’t kept pace. So school leaders in Flagstaff are left to fill that gap.
Meet the newest chapter in an age-old American story. Since the days of “The Jungle,” immigrants have been the backbone of factories built by the U.S. meatpacking industry. The newcomers flock to rural towns where the plants have been relocated, and the workers consist of migrants from parts of Asia, Africa and Central America.
In a growing college town like Flagstaff, it’s often a struggle to find both low income housing and student housing. A new project for off-campus housing at Northern Arizona University may result in the eviction of more than 50 families at a nearby trailer park.
While most residents in the Mexican border city of Juárez are ready to say goodbye to one of the bloodiest era's in the city's history, others must contend with the aftermath of that violence.
The new president of the University of California system has pledged $5 million to aid students who entered the country illegally.
This year Nevada’s Clark County School District once again faced record enrollment numbers. It is one of the biggest and fastest growing school districts in the nation. To cope with their growing pains the district has put more and more children into portable classrooms.
Poor students now make up the majority of kids in public schools in the western United States. Those same kids are struggling to learn, according to a new report.