Tag Archives: Latino Youth

Washington High School One of 3 Finalists in Race to the Top Competition

-Andrew Ryan ’12 Bridgeport High School, a rural school in Bridgeport, WA, serves a student body of 90% Latino students, most of which are first generation Americans. The school gained national recognition in a Race to the Top competition this year for its impressively high college matriculation rates of 82% in recent years. Bridgeport High […]

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And Gringo Justice For All? Latino Youth In Washington State’s Juvenile Justice System

My research focuses on Latino youth in the juvenile justice system. It addresses questions of why Latino youth are disproportionately represented in the juvenile system compared to their proportion in the general population. Specifically, this report examines how race and ethnicity impact case processing and how Latino youth receive differential treatment within the juvenile system. […]

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Washington State K-12 Education and Latinos: An Examination of Policies and Practices

My report examines the relationship between Latinos and the Washington State K-12 education system. The catalyst was the implementation of the Washington State Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) as a graduation requirement. This implementation influenced my examination of the potential achievement gap between Latino and non-Hispanic white students and the efficacy of programs educating Limited […]

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Assessing the Impact of Head Start on Latino Children and their Families

This project examines the impact of Head Start enrollment on Latino students in Washington State. Latino families are more likely to be living below the poverty line and to have the lowest level of education of any other group in the state. Their children enter school with undeveloped basic academic skills, which frustrates their progress […]

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Analysis of the Social Capital Stock of Young Latinos and Gang Membership in Washington State

The focus of this report is to examine what happens before young Latinas/os enter the juvenile justice system, specifically the social agents that encourage gang activity. As at the national level, young Latinas/os in Washington State are disproportionately represented in the juvenile justice system. This research looks at adolescent violence, specifically gang-related crime and its ties […]

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