Izcan Ordaz, an 18-year-old college freshman, expected to move to campus at the University of Texas at Austin last month. Instead, he's taking classes virtually from home — and learning a lot more about his parents' upbringing.
When you walk around New Orleans, you can see the Haitian influence everywhere, from the creole cottages to the jambalaya. And thousands of New Orleanians trace their ancestry back to the island. This connection had one journalist asking, is the feeling mutual?
Some kids from Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood may not have considered going to college. But their soccer coach pushed them all the way through high school. Now 14 of his players are on their way to college. With scholarships.
Students who don’t speak English as their first language rank toward the bottom in almost every measure of academic achievement. Even if their population were to stop rising, the situation signifies a looming hit to the national and regional economies.
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