Site URL: PewHispanic.org
Content: Founded over a decade ago, the Pew Hispanic Center is a nonpartisan research organization that seeks to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos’ growing impact on the nation. The group’s site offers statistical portraits, state and county databases and demographic profiles, as well as topical articles all about education as it relates to the Latino community.
Design: The site wins points for a clean, professional design, but loses a few for looking a bit dull. Everything works properly, from the navigation to the internal and external links; however, the bland color scheme and lack of images detracts from the otherwise strong content.
Review: The Pew Hispanic Center takes the stance that educational outcomes differ between native-born and immigrant Latinos and between Latinos and other racial and ethnic groups. Measuring those differences and the factors that influence them are critical to understanding the Latino future. The Center’s research focuses on trends in school enrollment and educational attainment, and that’s exactly what you’ll get at this site.
The site runs the gamut in terms of educational issues as they relate to the Latino community. Everything from enrollment and language barriers to religious differences and political factors is covered here. Additionally, visitors will find a wealth of information on school trends and how education impacts Latinos as they enter the workforce.
Bottom Line: The Pew Hispanic Center is a terrific resource for any administrator who wants to keep a finger on the pulse of Latino education issues.