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Posts For Tag: "Hispanic Students"

Don’t Give Up

Erika Rodriguez, ACT Scholar and student at Kirkwood Community College

More than a decade ago, as part of ACT’s 50th anniversary celebration, ACT established the ACT Scholars Program, as part of a pair of endowments to

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Guest Blog: You Will Have Obstacles, Do It Anyway

Dr. Danna Diaz, superintendent of schools, Reynolds School District

November 8 was National First-Generation College Student Day. It’s a day to recognize and celebrate the efforts of first-gen students, as many have had to

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Guest Blog: Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions

Alfonso Martinez, educational measurement and statistics graduate student and ACT Scholar, University of Iowa

What was your motivation for going to college and earning a degree? My college journey began when I was sophomore in high school when my

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Empowering Hispanic Students and their Families

Lori Swartzendruber, senior program manager and Dr. Nancy Lewin, program director

ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning focuses on closing gaps in equity, opportunity, and achievement for underserved populations through purposeful investments and thoughtful advocacy efforts.

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Latinx Leaders Conquering the Equity Gap

Lori Swartzendruber, senior program manager

Equality in education. Equity in education. Equality in education is treating all students fairly and equally, no matter their race, gender, age, disability, religion, or

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It’s OK to Ask for Help

Gaby Flores, Center for Equity in Learning intern

As students across the nation head back to the classroom this month, we are celebrating First-Generation students. A First-Generation College Student is defined as a

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Leadership in Action with ALAS

Lori Swartzendruber, program manager

April 29-30, 2019 marked the third annual Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Legislative Assembly and Advocacy on the Hill, and the fifth annual

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College and Career Navigation Leadership Roundtable

Katie Gragnaniello, manager, State and Federal Programs and Lori Swartzendruber, program manager

On March 21, ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning—in collaboration with our partners at Univision Contigo—convened a group of 100 education leaders and funders from

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In Search of the American Dream

Oscar Miranda, student, George Mason University

I am a first-generation immigrant and college student. I come from a small poor town in Guatemala where opportunity and a future look dim and

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Celebrating Excellence

It’s that time of year again! Our friends at Excelencia in Education are now accepting nominations for this year’s Examples in Excelencia. Examples of Excelencia

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The Gifted Gap

By: Nycole Stawinoga, Program Manager, Research & Communications I wasn’t supposed to be in the gifted program in grade school. My placement scores were considered

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Partnerships: Driving Equity Forward

Juan Garcia, Senior Director, Center for Equity in Learning with support from Lew Montgomery, Maria Vasquez, and Tina McCoy Hearn

By Juan Garcia, Senior Director, Center for Equity in Learning with support from Lew Montgomery, Maria Vasquez, and Tina McCoy Hearn Partnerships continue to drive the equity work of

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Thurgood Marshall’s Legacy in Action

By Jim Larimore, Chief Officer, ACT Center for Equity in Learning

By Jim Larimore, Chief Officer, ACT Center for Equity in Learning Can one person make a difference in the lives of every American? Thurgood Marshall

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Houston Hispanic Forum

Katie Gragnaniello, manager, Partner Communications

Last weekend, we again joined forces with our friends at Univision to bring a Parent Academy to the 31st annual Houston Hispanic Forum (HHF) for

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Bridging Gaps: Hispanic Communities

Hispanic students are the fastest growing population in American public schools. Both immigration and birth rates are accelerating the number of Hispanic students enrolled in

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Celebrating Excelencia

Katie Gragnaniello

As National Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close on October 15, we are continuing the celebration by highlighting our joint partnership with Excelencia in

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