Latino Policy Institute http://ripr.org en New Study Highlights Skills And Education Gap In Rising Latino Workforce http://ripr.org/post/new-study-highlights-skills-and-education-gap-rising-latino-workforce <p>Latinos are the fastest growing population group in Rhode Island, but they lack the skills and education needed to get ahead.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s the major finding of a new study published by the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University.</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:27:21 +0000 Flo Jonic 23350 at http://ripr.org Explaining the Health Insurance Exchange to RI's Latino Community http://ripr.org/post/explaining-health-insurance-exchange-ris-latino-community <p>Representatives of HealthSource RI, the state-run health insurance exchange, are meeting with Latino business owners in Central Falls Wednesday. It’s part of a push to educate the state’s growing Latino community about the upcoming exchange. Rhode Island Public Radio’s Catherine Welch was at a similar meeting last week in Pawtucket, where she learned about the challenges of translating a complex health care system to non-English speakers.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 06:28:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 21752 at http://ripr.org Explaining the Health Insurance Exchange to RI's Latino Community Closing the Achievement Gap Between Hispanic Students and Their Peers http://ripr.org/post/closing-achievement-gap-between-hispanic-students-and-their-peers <p><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font face="Tahoma,sans-serif" size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">Students across Rhode Island are returning to school this week, but a new report suggests that some of them are not well served. The Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University finds Latino students in the state’s urban schools are as much as three grades behind their white peers. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:17:32 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 20693 at http://ripr.org Closing the Achievement Gap Between Hispanic Students and Their Peers New Study Highlights Latino Achievement Gap http://ripr.org/post/new-study-highlights-latino-achievement-gap <p></p><p>As thousands of students return to school this week, the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University is raising concerns about how Rhode Island serves Latino students.</p><p>The institute has put out a new study that finds the state’s Latino students are two to three grades behind their white peers in Mathematics. The report also says Rhode Island is in the bottom 10 states around the country when it comes to the overall gap between Latino and white student performance.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:52:41 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 20690 at http://ripr.org New Study Highlights Latino Achievement Gap RI Latinos Shut Out of Housing Market http://ripr.org/post/ri-latinos-shut-out-housing-market <p>The dream of owning your own home is out of reach to most Rhode Island Latinos, according to a new report published by the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University. Many struggle just to afford an apartment.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:11:45 +0000 Flo Jonic 11033 at http://ripr.org RI Latinos Shut Out of Housing Market