Hispanic Faces in U.S. Classrooms

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It’s Hispanic Heritage Month! To help you learn more about this culture, we’ve put together a few facts. Read on, and check out more in the infographic below!

hispanic-heritage-month_ecif_week-2_finalHispanics are the fastest-growing minority group in the United States.

The U.S. Census Bureau projects that the Hispanic school-age population will increase by 166% by 2050, while the non-Hispanic school-age population will grow by just 4% over this same time period. Hispanic kindergartners in public schools are overwhelmingly born in the U.S. (93%), compared with 86% of Hispanic students in grades 1 through 8 and 77% in high school.

Hispanics are currently the largest minority group in public schools in 22 states.

In 2014, 23% of elementary and 25% of high school students in the U.S. were Hispanic.

What is the difference between Hispanic and Latino?

Find out in Hispanic Heritage Month 101

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