For Many Latino Students, College Seems Out of Reach

Lisnanlly Guaba, 18, discusses college applications with Assistant Principal Jenny Rodriguez, right, during a mentoring session at Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School in New York City, where 98 percent of students are Latino. Most members of the senior class will be first-generation college students.
—Melanie Burford/Prime for Education Week

But some K-12 schools, colleges, and nonprofits are succeeding in helping such students make the leap from high school to higher education

By Caralee J. Adams

The college-application process is hard enough. Between studying for admissions tests, writing essays, and filling out financial-aid forms, many students find it overwhelming.

Now consider how much harder it might be if English is not your first language, no one in your family has gone to college, and you don’t have enough money to visit campuses, let alone pay tuition.

Read more.  Article provided by Randal Jones

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