Hispanic Dropout Rate Drops

The high school dropout rate among Hispanic students has dropped sharply in the past decade, reaching an all-time low of 10 percent, according to a new Pew Research Center study.

Hispanic students are enrolling in college at higher rates, too. In 2016, 47 percent of Hispanic students in the 18-to-24 age group were enrolled in college, compared to 35 percent a decade earlier, according to the Pew study.


Studying Grade Inflation

USA Today reports that a study done by Michael Hurwitz, an employee of College Board — the company that gives the SAT — and Jason Lee, shared some suspicious findings recently. The study found that while the number of A’s that high school students are receiving is increasing, the average score on the SAT is going down, leaving the question: What does an A really mean?

The research also incorporated another study that found A’s in college are now three times more prevalent than they were in 1960.


Ed. Secretary Jeered

Trump’s education secretary, Betsy DeVos, in written responses to questions from senators, appears to have used several sentences and phrases from other sources without attribution — including from a top Obama Administration civil rights official.

DeVos, a wealthy Republican donor and proponent of "school choice," regularly faces protests across the country. She was recently blocked from entering a school in Washington, D.C.