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Colorado Springs Hispania News (Newspaper) - November 3, 2005, Colorado Springs, Colorado
2006 Kia Rio see Page 14 vol. Is. No. Www.hispanianews.com3 de novembre 2005 to de novembre 2005 election 2005 Garcia gains seat on dist 60 school Board As the election results came in tuesday Nightie appeared Stephanie Garcia was in the running. Moving from the top candidate to number two Back and Forth for most of the evening it was Clear that Kitty Kennedy was going to be re elected and Stephanie Garcia a new Comer would be elected filling two vacancies on the Board. Garcia had this to say a a in a thrilled with the results of this election. After campaigning with the message of cohesiveness on the Board voters have responded. I have been proven by my Stephanie Garcia experience on Many boards and i the Quality of Board Manship think the voters Are familiar with which produces a my philosophy has been to create a solution oriented dynamic As a Board member. In each of the groups where i have been Active my focus has been on the group rather than As an individual. I find the results of group work to be More desirable than any personal concerns of a single individual. I would like to restore the integrity of the Board so the group As a whole will accomplish More. A my past experience has been in special de and Early childhood. These have a very special place in my heart and i have Given much of my life in their service. Cont on Page 9 a College education May be More affordable than you think the . Department of education wants to make More minority families aware of financial Aid services by . Secretary of education Margaret Spellings what does the american dream mean for Many families it Means a Quality education to enable Young people to reach their True potential. Today hispanic americans Are making great Progress toward achieving that dream. Young hispanic students Are earning the Best Reading and math scores in three decades helping to shrink the nations achievement Gap. Meanwhile hispanic High school students Are taking the sat and act achievement tests in Ever increasing numbers a Good indicator of College readiness. All of this Means greater Opportunity and rewards for the Golden Opportunity to receive future. Unfortunately Many financial assistance for College. In represents about 70 percent of All hispanic americans Are missing a the 2003-04 school year african student Aid. Cont. On Page 16 . Secretary of education Margaret Spellings american and White students received nearly $7,000 in financial Aid on average and asian american students averaged More than $7,600. Hispanic College students on the other hand averaged just $6,253 in Aid. Far too Many families especially those without a tradition of attending College do not know about the Many options for financial Aid. When they see the High Cost of tuition they assume that College is out of reach. This is not the Case. The . Department of education awards approximately $74 billion a year which new study helps teachers implement successful immersion the Lexington Institute released a Short study to help school officials and educators implement English immersion programs for their immigrant students. As the country s Spanish speaking population soars Many schools officials Are facing Strong pressure a from politicians and parents alike a to update their programs for English learners. A the study is really a How to guide for educators Quot says Lexington Institute scholar Kelly Torrance who authored the study. A it provides a Road map for them to create their own successful immersion school districts across the country Are recognizing the benefits of structured English immersion programs. But according to Torrance there a a Scarcity of useful resources to implement such programs. A Many teachers need More Confidence before abandoning the bilingual program their school May have been using for the study a a immersion not submersion a focuses on the lessons Learned by two very different California school districts. These districts a Orange unified and Atwater elementary a have successfully implemented immersion programs and seen their English learners test scores soar. In the stud officials at the two districts explain exactly How their programs Are designed a and How they Learned what works and what does t for English learners. Their insights should prove invaluable to teachers and school officials seeking a real world understanding of How a successful structured immersion program works. The study found certain key factors in creating a successful immersion program cont on Page 2 latinos highly Likely to attend the largest Public High schools hispanic teens Are More Likely than Blacks and Whites to attend Public High schools that have the most students the highest concentrations of poor students and highest student teacher ratios according to a new Pew hispanic Center analysis. The findings came in one of three studies released today by the Center that examined youths in High schools and colleges. The report found that More than half of latinos 56% attend the nations largest Public High schools those schools whose enrolment size ranks them in the 90th percentile or higher. That a compared with 32 percent of Blacks and 26 percent of Whites. The report also found that about 37 percent of latinos attend the to percent of schools with the highest student teacher ratios. Just 14 percent of Black students and 13 percent of Whites attend those schools which have a student teacher ratio greater than 22-to-1 compared with the National average of 16-to-l. While much of the research on the achievement Gap Between hispanics and Whites has focused on characteristics of students the new study examines the structural characteristics of the High schools attended by different racial and ethnic groups. A the characteristics of High schools matter for student performance a said Richard Fry senior research associate at the Center and the author of the three reports. A hispanic teens Are More Likely than any other racial or cont on Page 22 81 6900 Penrose Library local history to Box 1579 Colorado Springs co 80901-1579 Prtrt std us postage Raio Colo spas co permit no 53
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