The Latino Education Gap
Earlier this year, Fronteras reported a series on the Latino education gap in the United States. The centerpiece of the series was the radio documentary Not Quite Trilingual, in which reporter Devin Browne followed a little girl through the public education system in Los Angeles for five years.
Mar. 12, 2012
An hour-long special comprised of five different stories reporting on the Latino education gap.
Feb. 4, 2012
California, Arizona, and Massachusetts have all replaced bilingual education with an English immersion model. This was supposed to help close the achievement gap. But by most measures, it hasn't. In the finale of our series, we follow one student through five years of English-only classes and find that she's still struggling to communicate, in any language.
Feb. 3, 2012
California voters called for a virtual end to bilingual education. But things have changed. As part of our ongoing series, some educators believe an increasingly popular model of bilingual teaching can help close the Latino education achievement gap.
Feb. 2, 2012
The Latino education gap doesn't seem to apply to girls: Latinas attend college and graduate at a much higher rate than males. As part of an ongoing series, we look at a program that helps young Hispanic girls and their mamas.
Jan. 25, 2012
Studies show a Nevada preschool program helps close the achievement gap for Latino students. As part of an ongoing series, we look further into the program, which serves only 2 percent of the state’s 4 year olds. And there is no funding to expand it.
Jan. 24, 2012
Community service, political activism and mentoring are helping some Latino students close the achievement gap at Rancho High School in Las Vegas. It is part of an ongoing series exploring the Latino education gap.
Jan. 19, 2012