Study: gap in Latino education

first_imgA report released last week by the USC Rossier School of Education’s Center for Urban Education revealed key reasons for an education gap among Latino students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and made recommendations for improvements, including USC’s role in the effort.The report  was based on a three-year CUE study that examined Latino students who had obtained bachelor’s degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.The study highlighted the underrepresentation of Latino students in STEM fields most often because of the difference in funding for resources at universities. This is not to say that there is an achievement gap, said Alicia Dowd, associate professor of education and co-director of CUE, and one of three authors of the report.“It can’t be an achievement gap if the opportunity is not there. This is an opportunity gap in our provision of education,” Dowd said. “The colleges and universities where most Latino students are enrolled have received less funding to provide STEM programs.”The study compared students who had obtained associate’s degrees at community colleges and attended Hispanic-serving institutions with those who had not.“What we’ve seen through our study is that among Latinos who do earn bachelors degrees [in STEM fields], very few are able to do so coming through community colleges,” Dowd said.A Hispanic-serving institution of higher education, as defined by the U.S. Department of Education, is one whose enrollment of undergraduate full-time student is at least 25 percent Hispanic.California currently has 81 Hispanic-serving institutions, the highest number in the United States.According to the report, a significant way to increase representation and retention of Latino students in these fields is through increasing research opportunities at community colleges and HSIs.“Traditionally underrepresented college students are the fastest growing group among our young population,” said Brian Prescott, director of policy research in the Policy Analysis and Research unit at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, in a press release. “We want to make sure these students are given the support they need so they can complete their college goals.”Dowd said one key pathway to reducing the opportunity gap is through the expansion of professional development.In particular, this means further developing the environment in which faculty at both four-year colleges and community colleges come together to improve “curriculum alignment,” she said.Focusing on making the curriculum of community colleges more similar to those of four-year colleges could help students become better prepared to advance in STEM fields, or if they transfer schools, Dowd said.“That cannot happen without faculty knowing the kinds of teaching and content and instructional strategies taking place in other institutions,” she said.Dowd said the report suggests USC could play a larger role in looking to community colleges as a source for obtaining a portion of their own future graduates as well as in collaborating with community college faculty to provide curricular resources.“USC can partner with the HSIs [nearby] to become innovative [in producing] a culturally responsive pedagogy in STEM fields,” Dowd said.Donna Harris, a senior majoring in public policy, planning and management, said she thinks exposing Latino students earlier on to fields such as math and engineering would help the numbers.“I would suggest having Viterbi [and other STEM area schools] do community outreach to increase interest,” she said.Not only do CUE’s findings address issues of social equity, but they also have tangible implications for the future of the nation’s workforce, according to the report.Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States and are projected to constitute 25 percent of the population in 2020.“It’s important that Latino [students] be more exposed to [top-notch] fields like engineering and math if they are interested because we need to be thinking seriously about replacing baby boomers’ jobs,” Harris said.last_img read more

22 days ago​Newcastle defender Dummett: Bruce not to blame for Leicester

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Newcastle defender Dummett: Bruce not to blame for Leicesterby Ansser Sadiq22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United defender Paul Dummett is standing by manager Steve Bruce.Many fans and pundits are laying into Bruce after his side capitulated against Leicester City in the Premier League at the weekend.While Dummett understands the anger, he does not believe the result and manner of the team’s performance were down to the manager.He told the club’s official website: “In the second half we collapsed, and that’s one thing as a team with the players we have, we’ve never really done that in the past few seasons.”We’ve never collapsed and given away the goals we gave away. That’s one thing the manager wanted to address, and I think as a team we knew it wasn’t acceptable.”That’s one thing that can’t happen again. This team has been successful on working hard as a team and sticking together to get results.”Obviously the manager has changed, but we all still know what we have to do on the pitch. We train every day with the manager on different ideas but we all know exactly what our jobs are on the pitch.”The performance against Leicester wasn’t that we didn’t know our jobs. We didn’t put the performance in and collapsed – like the manager said we surrendered.” last_img read more

Jennifer Garner Urges Support for Families Hit by Historic West Virginia Floods

first_imgFollowing historic flooding that hit West Virginia last Thursday and Friday, Save the Children is helping families and communities assess damages and meet immediate needs.The organization has been working in the state for decades and runs programs to help children in three of the flood-affected counties, including Roane County, Calhoun County and Nicholas County.Save the Children has been reaching out to the families of the hundreds of children who participate in its programs in West Virginia, but telephone and power outages has made it difficult. “We are very concerned that we still have only made contact with about half of the families in our programs,” said Save the Children’s West Virginia Director, Anna Hardway. Families have lost homes, vehicles and belongings in the devastating floods that have spread across 44 counties throughout the state. “Parents are telling us their children have lost their shoes and are walking barefoot in contaminated waters, and traveling in vehicles without car seats, because their own cars were washed away,” said Hardway.Actor Jennifer Garner, a Save the Children Trustee and a native of West Virginia, is calling for support: “My heart is breaking for beautiful West Virginia — more than a quarter of children there already face the challenges that come with living in poverty,” said Garner. “The people of my home state are the most resilient you will find, but the damage caused by the storm and deadly floods has been catastrophic for these families and communities. I am relieved to know that Save the Children will continue to be on the ground in West Virginia throughout the cleanup and recovery, to make sure basic needs are met and services that families depend on most, including schools and afterschool programs, are restored. Let’s help Save the Children do what it does best.”Save the Children serves families in five West Virginia counties through health, early education programs and afterschool programs. “We’ve worked in these communities for years, and this level of damage and loss is unprecedented,” said Carolyn Miles, Save the Children President and CEO.The organization currently partners with local schools to help nearly 2,000 children in the state. Programs support mothers during pregnancy, provide home visits to families of infants and toddlers, help young children get ready for school, stay healthy and succeed in school and beyond.To donate to Save the Children’s West Virginia flood response, visit: read more

Gallery Ohio State Wrestling vs NC State

#2 Joey McKenna attempts to finish a single leg takedown on North Carolina State University’s Jamal Morris in the 141-pound bout of the Ohio State vs. NCSU dual meet at St. John Arena. McKenna won the bout by major decision, 10-2. Credit: Sal Marandino | For The Lantern The Ohio State Wrestling team took on North Carolina State on Jan. 6. in St. John Arena and won 26-10. The Buckeyes improved their record to 5-0. Photos by Sal Marandino.

OxladeChamberlain living his dream at Liverpool

first_imgAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain admitted that it was a career-changing moment for him when he decided to join Liverpool and he can’t even say how much he has been enjoying playing for the Reds.The England international joined Liverpool back in summer from Arsenal and he has been doing really well as he has found his spot in Jürgen Klopp’s starting eleven and he has been enjoying the support given by the fans.The former Gunner spoke about his feelings as he said, according to 101 Great Goals:“Even when we were doing our walk before the game (on Saturday), the buzz around the city at the moment is amazing.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“As a player, you can’t thank people enough for that, they are the moments you dream of as a young lad.”“To play for a club like Liverpool that has support like this and to see the appreciation from the fans, it just makes me want to go on the pitch and every time we can keep making them happy.”“I love it. It’s not hard to go and enjoy it when you go out there and you hear the fans singing.”“It’s not hard to enjoy your football here, really. It helps when your form’s going well and when the results are going for us like they are at the moment.” “We’re in a good spell at the moment, it’s really enjoyable, but we need to keep focused and I need to keep focused to keep performing at this level and improve to help the team move forward.”last_img read more

The atmosphere is different in Manchester City now Kompany

first_imgThe captain of the defending champions knows that this Premier League season will be very different for the CitizensVincent Kompany, Manchester City captain, knows that getting three titles in six years is not easy, but he feels his team can break more records now.“I’ve got to be honest. There was a feeling that whenever we won the league you came back into the first training sessions, everybody was a little bit lax, a little bit more smiles and happiness, but a little bit less committed,” he told Sky Sports, live on air.“I came in this time and it’s completely different.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“The amount of seasons that I’ve started at City where I wasn’t tipped to be one of the two main centre-halves, people forget about that. It’s probably eight out of 10”, he said.“The big difference with me and perhaps other players that have come to my age, because I’ve had a past of injuries, I’ve had to step into that role a long time ago – of wanting to help my team-mates,” he told Gary Neville on TV.“Ultimately, if they do well, I get a chance to play on the biggest stage as well. I give them everything I have.”last_img read more

Where Alaskans Love To Visit And How To Get There On Time

first_imgThe state’s namesake, Alaska Airlines matched United Airlines at coming in on time 86.0 percent of the time. Their recent acquisition, Virgin America, averaged 73.3 percent. The historic Empress Hotel located on the Inner Harbour, Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.Canada is the only place on the list that makes for a easy drive – either by boat or car. The list was compiled by reviewing all purchases for travel insurance for 2017 travel. Sea of Cortez, Rocky Point, Mexico. Courtesy of Ron NiebruggeThe blue skies and white beaches of Mexico come in second place. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Where do folks from the most beautiful state in the Union go when they leave on vacation? South Africa has also become an Alaskan favorite, no doubt because of the big game hunting. Blame is on an affection for Captain Cook, the number one international destination on Alaska’s bucket list is the United Kingdom. The exotic greens of Thailand came in fourth place. InsureMyTrip Research compiled the data, and found that this year, Alaska residents preferred to visit Europe, Mexico, and Canada. A quick pop over the border makes our neighbor to the east, Canada rank third. When leaving the state, some of Alaska’s favorites ranked high for on-time performance for October. The federal government counts a flight as on time if it arrives no more than 14 minutes behind schedule. Summer player JetBlue Airways can be expected to be prompt at the gate 79.6 percent of the time. Hawaiian Airlines, was on-time 89.5 percent with Delta Air Lines right behind on the jetway at 89.4 percent. Followed by Germany,  Australia, France and Italy. Story as aired:Audio PlayerDorene-on-where-alaskans-love-to-visit-and-how-to-get-there-on-time.mp3VmDorene-on-where-alaskans-love-to-visit-and-how-to-get-there-on-time.mp300:00RPdlast_img read more