Despite higher levels of engagement in the community college experience — from rarely skipping classes to accessing tutoring services more frequently — male students of color have lower academic outcomes than White male students who are significantly less engaged, according to a recent University of Texas at Austin report.
AUSTIN, Texas — The Kresge Foundation and the Greater Texas Foundation have awarded The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE) two grants totaling $437,000 to develop strategies for improving Latino student engagement and college completion rates. The CCCSE is partnering with the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) at Indiana… » Continue Reading
A first-of-its-kind study from researchers in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin shows that, in addition to being isolated by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, English language learners in Texas schools also are separated by language, suffering what has been termed “triple segregation.” Education professors Julian Vasquez Heilig and Jennifer Jellison… » Continue Reading
Event: The University of Texas at Austin Latino Male Symposium When: Friday, June 7, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Student Activity Center (SAC) Ballroom, 2201 Speedway Background: Latino male students have among the lowest high school graduation and postsecondary enrollment rates in the nation. Just three years ago, the national graduation rate for Latino males… » Continue Reading
The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection is partnering with oral history nonprofit organization StoryCorps to archive its immense collection of audio interviews with Latino subjects. The Benson Collection — part of the University of Texas Libraries at The University of Texas at Austin — will serve as the research repository for more than 2,000 audio recordings that capture the experiences of Latinos in the United States as part of the StoryCorps Historias initiative.
Providing English language learners (ELLs) with iPod Touches, or similar handheld devices, can increase learning time and motivation, according to a study from The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education.
The University of Texas at Austin 26th Annual Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights begins Feb. 8 with the theme, "Awareness to Action: Advancing Solutions for Men of Color." The symposium includes four panel discussions in February, March and April and culminates with a Heman Sweatt Legacy Award black tie reception. The symposium also includes… » Continue Reading
The Spanish-language astronomy radio program Universo which has brought the heavens closer to millions of listeners for more than 15 years will cease regular production this month due to funding constraints.
Latina/o students' math and reading Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test scores improve when urban schools increase operating expenditures, decrease student-teacher ratios and increase the number of bilingual certified teachers, says a recent study from The University of Texas at Austin's College of Education.
The science radio program Universo will celebrate its 15th anniversary of daily Spanish-language broadcasts on skywatching and astronomy on April 1. The program includes a special focus on the contributions of Latino scientists and the skylore of Mesoamerican cultures.