E-Cig Use Up Among Youth
E-Cig Use Up Among Youth
By Fox News Latino | 09/06/2013 - 11:17

The number of middle and high school students trying electronic cigarettes has doubled since last year according to the first large national study looking at use within that age group.

About 2 percent of students said they’d used an e-cigarette in the previous month, according to a survey done last year. This is up from 1 percent in 2011.

More kids still smoke traditional cigarettes than the new electronic ones, and it's not clear how dangerous e-cigarettes are. It's also not clear from the report how many are using them on a daily or weekly basis.


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Latina graduate
In NYC, More Latinos are Graduating High School
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/19/2013 - 15:24

It's a good day in the world of education, at least in one part of the country. More Latino high school students in New York City are graduating at a higher rate than ever before, although sadly, the number of English Language Learner graduates still lags.


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Latino High School Graduation Rates Increase by 10 Percent
Latino High School Graduation Rates Increase by 10 Percent
By Sugey Palomares | 01/23/2013 - 14:46

As our nation’s high school graduation rates continue to improve (with only a 3 percent dropout rate), Latino students are also graduating at higher rates compared to almost 5 years ago. According to a report by the National Center for Education Statistics, Hispanic high school students graduated at a rate of 71 percent, which is a 10 percent increase compared to rates in 2006.


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Saul Tello, Jr., High School Valedictorian, Spanish Speech
High School Valedictorian Delivers Speech in Spanish - Sparks Debate
By Samantha Leal | 06/14/2012 - 09:48

A valedictorian at a Orestimba High School in California gave his commencement address in Spanish and sparked a debate among board members and officials, reports Fox News Latino. Saul Tello, Jr., told local media that he wanted to do it in both English and Spanish, but that he was told there would not be enough time.


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Why Aren't America's Latinos Taking -or Passing- AP Exams?
Report: Latino High School Students Aren't Taking AP Exams
By Jill Pankow | 02/14/2012 - 12:43

Every year, thousands of high school students take advanced placement exams; however, the shocker stems from who isn’t taking them. According to a report done by The College Board released last week, 60 percent of students who are said to have AP potential didn’t take any AP exams, including many Latino, black and Native American teens. “AP” potential is a likelihood of 70 percent or more that a student will achieve a 3 out of 5 or higher on an AP exam according to their scores on the PSAT/NMSQT.


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Maiara Walsh
EXCLUSIVE: 'Mean Girls 2' Star, Maiara Walsh: "I Was Bullied in High School"
By Lee Hernandez | 01/23/2011 - 11:22

In the ABC Family original movie, Mean Girls 2 (premiering tonight at 8/7c), Maiara Walsh plays Mandi DuPont, a verbally abusive high school Queen Bee who bullies other girls and stops at nothing to bring them down. But in real life, Walsh says she was the one who was victimized by bullies in school growing up. 


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