Glenbard D-87's Hispanic Leadership Academy aims to prepare all students for excellence
The last few years have seen some changes for Hispanic high school students in the United States.
For the first time, a greater percentage of recent high school graduates who are Hispanic are enrolled in college compared to their white, non-Hispanic peers, according to data compiled by the Pew Research Center.
But despite this historic improvement, Hispanic students continue to lag behind in the completion of four-year college degrees, mostly because of financial management, said researcher, author and speaker Dr. Lourdes Ferrer, who studies the achievement gap among students of diverse backgrounds.
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