The number of Latinos in Oregon schools has reached 22-percent, but an achievement gap between Latinos and whites stubbornly continues. A program in Corvallis may be having some success in improving outcomes for Latino students.
Over tacos, a group of parents and peer facilitators draw up a list of obstacles to going to college. First is money, then motivation, and then teen pregnancy. Although they are talking about college, this is a group of parents of elementary school kids being taught the skills they need to be more involved: