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Project MALES Program Coordinator Mike Gutierrez was featured in Inside Higher Ed. Read Full Story here
(Inside Higher Ed, Fall 2017).
Dr. Victor Sáenz talks about his new co-edited book “Ensuring the Success of Latino Males in Higher Education: A National Imperative” with the Texas Tribune. Read Full Story here (The Texas Tribune, Spring 2016).
Men Empowerment Network (MEN) helps minority males succeed academically. Read Full Story Here. (The Rager.org, Fall 2015).
Online Assistance Available for California Community College Faculty to Better Support Men of Color in the Classroom. Read Full Story Here. (Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Fall 2015).
“Professors unite, issue call to improve Latino Faculty representation. (USA Today, Spring 2015).
New report on truancy compiles three years’ worth of data, revealing flawed and inequitable patchwork of truancy policies and practices in Texas schools and courts. As a result, disproportionately harming economically disadvantaged children, African American and Hispanic students, and those with disabilities.
Link to full report and executive summary.
New report provides a national overview of the state of Black and Latino male students, a state-level analysis highlighting high-performing and low-performing states, and a local analysis of school districts with more than 10,000 Black males enrolled. Black Lives Matter: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males. (Schott Foundation For Public Education, Feb. 2015)
Study explores outcomes for Black and Latino males to learn why achievement and opportunity gaps persist; positions Boston to be the first city to solve long-term national challenge. (Boston Public Schools, Nov. 2014).
Covarrubias, R., & Stone, J. (2014). Self-Monitoring Strategies as a Unique Predictor of Latino Male Student Achievement. Journal of Latinos and Education, (ahead-of-print), 1-16.
Mitchell, M., & Leachman, M. (2014). Changing Priorities: State Criminal Justice Reforms and Investments in Education. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 1-21.
Rising Stars: Prof leading minority education research project (Statesman, Sept. 2014)
Young Latino Men’s Employment Prospects- Practitioners and researchers generally agree that early work experience offers young people vital skills that benefit them throughout their careers. This Monthly Latino Employment Report highlights key findings from a new NCLR report. Highlights from the New NCLR Report on Millennials.
On Friday, May 30th, President Obama released the first 90-day report for My Brother’s Keeper. The report contains grim statistics about males of color and provides recommendations on how to reverse some of the trends. To read the full report visit Fact Sheet & Report: Opportunity for All: My Brother’s Keeper Blueprint for Action.
A Link Between Fidgety Boys and a Sputtering Economy (The New York Times, April 29, 2014)
Johnson, V. L., Simon, P., & Mun, E. (2013). A peer-led high school transition program increases graduation rates among Latino males. The Journal of Educational Research, 107, 186-196.
Hispanic Males in Education: What the Numbers Say (White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, March 21, 2014)
Many Institutions Continue to Struggle With Gender Imbalance (Diverse Issues in Higher Education, March 19, 2014)
The Right To Dream: Promising Practices Improve Odds for Latino Men and Boys. (March 2014)
A recent report hopes to build support for Latino Men and Boys by framing the particular challenges that they face and highlighting initiatives that not only help Latino men and boys to overcome barriers, but engage them to excel in surmounting those difficulties. The current research results from a partnership between Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) and The California Endowment. The study was a joint effort between HIP, Frontline Solutions, and independent consultants as part of HIP’s ongoing work to increase support for Latino Men and Boys.
Boosting Young Men of Color (LA Times, Oct. 2013)
Do Teachers Really Discriminate Against Boys? (Time, Feb. 2013)
Colleges Confront a Gender Gap in Student Engagement (Chronicle of HE, October 29th, 2012)
Nobody Told Asia About The End of Men (Foreign Policy Magazine, September 19th, 2012)
Single Sex Classes Popular as More Public Schools Split Up Boys and Girls (Huffington Post, July 2012)
Foundations help to shape plight of Black males (Louisiana Weekly, June 2012)
SA Express-News: But for the attention of a caring adult (June 3rd, 2012)
Building a Culture of Support for Latino Males (Texas Higher Education Journal, May 14, 2012)
Programs Needed to Encourage Latino Males (San Antonio Express-News, May 10, 2012)
2012 Sweatt Symposium Focuses on Minority Males in Higher Education (Daily Texan, May 4th, 2012)
Latinos, Latinas: More difference than ‘o’ or ‘a’ (San Antonio Express-News, May 1, 2012)
Professor examines factors in education that prevent success for Latino males (The Ranger, April 26, 2012)
Tony Porter: A Call to Men (TED Talk, Dec. 2010)
Black Male Students Face More Discipline, Data Suggests (NYT, March 6th, 2012)
In Study Abroad, Men are Hard to Find (Chronicle, Feb. 19th, 2012)
26th Annual Heman Sweatt Symposium at UT-Austin Explores Crisis of Men of Color in Higher Education (Alcalde article, February 9, 2012)
When Black Men Succeed (February 6, 2012)
School Suspensions Among Boys May Be Linked to Lower College Attendance (October 31, 2011)
Saving the ‘Lost Boys’ of Higher Education (October 2, 2011)
The Hispanic Gender Gap: Can Latinas Save the American Family? (August 11, 2011)
School Discipline Study Raises Fresh Questions (July 19, 2011)
A Sociologist Returns to the Mean Streets of His Youth (July 19, 2011)
Latino Men Focus of College Symposium (June 24, 2011)
Educators Push Efforts to Get More Latino Men Into College (June 26, 2011)
College Board Finds Minority Men Continue to Lag Academically (June 26, 2011)
Minority men falling behind academically, study finds (June 21, 2011)
Experts Call for Early Focus on Black Boys’ Nonacademic Skills (June 15, 2011)
UFCOE professors Luis Ponjuan (Higher Ed Admin) and Mary Ann Clark (Counselor Ed) led a symposium Tuesday at UF, assembling Florida education leaders to discuss solutions to the “silent crisis” re .Latino males in U.S. education system.
UT Symposium to Address Latino Male Education Crisis (June 7, 2011)
Latinas, Not Latinos, Hold the Future in their Hands (June 10, 2011)
Project MALES was recently featured in the May/June 2011 issue of The Alcade (click here), the magazine of the Texas Exes. Also, our upcoming Latino Male Symposium was recently featured in Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (click here).
In the nearly four decades since the law known as Title IX barred sex discrimination in education programs receiving federal aid, educators and policymakers have encouraged more girls to study and enter traditionally “male” careers, from science and technology to architecture and law. With male-dominated fields like construction now stagnant, however, experts argue that the situation may be reversed: American schools don’t do enough to encourage boys to explore careers in female-dominated fields, such as health care and education.
Ali Carr-Chellman: Gaming to re-engage boys in learning (TED speech, fall 2010)
Decline of the Working Man: Why Ever Fewer Low-Skilled American Men Have Jobs (April 30th, 2011)
The Economist published an article on one of America’s biggest, but least publicized, economic problems: the decline in work among men. Of all the big, rich Group of Seven economies, America has the lowest share of “prime age” males in work: just over 80% of those aged between 25 and 54 have a job. In the late 1960s 95% worked. This article explores some of the causes behind the trend as well as the severe implications to America’s economy and society if this trend is not reversed.
In just a few weeks, education and community leaders will gather at the University of Texas (UT)-Austin with hope of addressing a troubling trend on campuses across the nation: the vanishing numbers of Hispanic males in higher education. The UT-Austin Latino Male Symposium on June 24 will bring together policymakers, researchers, faculty, and students to explore the reasons and brainstorm about short- and long-term solutions to address the problem. The summit is both an opportunity to examine the disturbing trend but also a chance to promote – and formally launch – a relatively new program on campus called Project MALES, which stands for Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success.
Latinos and Higher Ed (March 24, 2011)
Project MALES was featured on the Michael Eric Dyson Show! ”We’ve spent a lot of time discussing African-American males and higher education—now we turn to the situation with Latino males. Dr. Luis Ponjuan, assistant professor of higher education administration at the University of Florida, alerted academia to the crisis of higher education and Latino Males when he co-authored the study “The Vanishing Latino Male in Higher Education” in 2009. Now, in addition to his position at UF Gainsville, he’s also a partner with Project MALES—Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success, an initiative with the University of Texas, Austin. He tells us more about the crisis facing Latinos and how programs like these can help.”
Bringing Boys Education Back into Focus (March 30, 2011)
Earlier in March, NBC Nightly News ran a series titled, America at the Crossroads. After an installment looking at growing opportunities for women, the producers turned their lens on “the sizable and growing number of men who now find themselves ill prepared for today’s workplace.” (NBC)
This brief is part of a series of publications that explain the findings from a national online census of males-focused programs. Survey results from New York based providers and programs are analyzed in this writing. The census was conducted to take stock and increase understanding of the organizations that administer programs designed to help men take care of themselves and their families. The aim is to gather and share information that strengths the field and increases the prospects of leveraging greater public and private investment.
Capturing the Educational Experiences of Young Men of Color (September 2010)
The College Board Advocacy & Policy Center and the Business Innovation Factory are collaborating on an important effort to bring the voice and experience of young men of color in the United States to the center of a national innovation conversation on how to significantly increase college completion rates among the African American, Latino American, Pacific Islander, and Native American male population. This trailer video highlights the research, methodology and narrative behind their work.
Proficiency of Black Students Is Found to Be Far Lower Than Expected (November 9, 2010)
An achievement gap separating black from white students has long been documented — a social divide extremely vexing to policy makers and the target of one blast of school reform after another. But a new report focusing on black males suggests that the picture is even bleaker than generally known.
The educational difficulties of men, as well as influxes of immigrants with weak educational backgrounds, have emerged as major challenges to the nation’s efforts to get a larger share of its population through college, according to a new report by the American Council on Education.
Latino Males and Higher Education (October 14, 2010)
ASU’s Center for Community Development and Civil Rights recently held a symposium to explore the predicament of young Latino males in the 21st century. Dr. Luis Ponjuan, Assistant Professor from the University of Florida, discusses what is happening to Latino males when it comes to pursuing a higher education.
Latino Men See Dramatic Jump As First-Year Medical School Students (October 14, 2010)
While the number of first-year enrollees to U.S. medical schools has gradually increased over the years—from 16,541 in 2003 to 18,665 this year—the demographic with the most dramatic increase was among Hispanic males, such as Godoy, whose overall medical school enrollment increased by 17.1 percent over last year, according to AAMC.
The End of Men (July/August 2010)
Earlier this year, women became the majority of the workforce for the first time in U.S. history. Most managers are now women too. And for every two men who get a college degree this year, three women will do the same. For years, women’s progress has been cast as a struggle for equality. But what if equality isn’t the end point? What if modern, postindustrial society is simply better suited to women? A report on the unprecedented role reversal now under way— and its vast cultural consequences.
When our students see more Black / Latino sports figures populating a multi-million dollar court or field and yet only see one Black / Latino teacher in their whole grade, or 2-3 in their whole school, then they’re probably less inspired to take teaching seriously. It’s why for a good generation or two, rappers kept talking about teaching, because they didn’t feel educated in the classroom.