A look at whether the career choices of some of the nation’s young elites — the new graduates of Harvard, Yale and Princeton — have changed much in the last few years.
Answers to a selection of reader questions about legal education.
I could hear the frustration in Senator Menendez’s voice when we spoke on the phone. “Why should we vote for Barack Obama? Why should we give him another chance?” I asked. “When the Latino community look at their choices for next year’s presidential election, and compare their choices side by side, they’ll see that there’s [...]
Education publishers are planning for a future where many school books are read online or via a portable electronic device.
Sully, (named after famed pilot Captain Sullenberger that heroically landed his plane on the Hudson River several years ago) was washed ashore and stranded in the Caribbean a few years ago. Sea World San Diego rescued him and after two or three years of intensive care he is gradually being brought back to health Produced [...]
Law schools have long emphasized the theoretical over the useful, leaving law firms fairly resigned to training their hires how to actually practice law.
A survey of more than 400,000 undergraduates shows those in engineering study more outside class, while business majors tend to spend more time at jobs and family duties.
Driven by a single-year surge of 24% in Hispanic enrollment, the number of 18- to 24-year-olds attending college hit an all-time high of 12.2 million in October 2010. From 2009 to 2010, the number of Hispanic young adults enrolled in college grew by 349,000, compared with an increase of 88,000 young blacks and 43,000 young [...]
Just one-in-ten Hispanic high school drop-outs has a General Educational Development (GED) credential, widely regarded as the best “second chance” pathway to college, vocational training and military service for adults who do not graduate high school. By contrast, two-in-ten black high school drop-outs and three-in-ten white high school drop-outs has a GED. Hispanics have a [...]
Most of what the public learns about Hispanics comes not through focused coverage of the life and times of the nation’s largest minority group but through event-driven news stories in which Hispanics are one of many elements. According to a media content analysis done jointly by the Project for Excellence in Journalism and the Pew [...]
Nearly nine-in-ten (89%) Latino young adults ages 16 to 25 say that a college education is important for success in life, yet only about half that number-48%-say that they themselves plan to get a college degree, according to a new national survey of 2,012 Latinos ages 16 and older by the Pew Hispanic Center conducted [...]
Young Latino adults in the United States are more likely to be in school or the work force now than their counterparts were in previous generations. In 1970, 77% of Hispanics ages 16 to 251 were either working, going to school or serving in the military; by 2007, 86% of Latinos in this coming-of-age group [...]
The student population of America’s suburban public schools has shot up by 3.4 million in the past decade and a half, and virtually all of this increase (99%) has been due to the enrollment of new Latino, black, and Asian students. Suburban school districts in 2007 educated a student population that was 41.4% non-white, up [...]
The number of Hispanic students in the nation’s public schools nearly doubled from 1990 to 2006, accounting for 60% of the total growth in public school enrollments over that period. Strong growth in Hispanic enrollment is expected to continue for decades, according to a recently released U.S. Census Bureau population projection. In 2050, there will [...]
Students designated as English language learners (ELL) tend to go to public schools with low standardized test scores. However, these low levels of assessed proficiency are not solely attributable to poor achievement by ELL students. These same schools report poor achievement by other major student groups as well, and have a set of characteristics associated [...]
Since 1993-94 white students have become less isolated from minority students while, at the same time, black and Hispanic students have become slightly more isolated from white students. These two seemingly contradictory trends stem mainly from the increase of more than 55% in the Hispanic slice of the public school population.