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  • Art Center to exhibits works from Guatemala ›

    The Eagle-Tribune, October 17, 2014

    A study by the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy found 34 percent of Guatemalans work in farming, construction, production, and transportation and 40.3 percent of them own their own homes. The research is cited in this story on a Guatemalan art exhibition.
  • Barrier grief: English issues mistaken for learning disabilities in Boston schools ›

    Boston Herald (AP), July 21, 2014

    A study by the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy indicates increasing amounts of ESL students in Boston schools are being placed into special education classes. Faced with language barriers, students may be mistakenly assessed as having learning disabilities.
  • Pittsfield Latino community faces opportunities, challenges ›

    Berkshire Eagle, June 12, 2014

    Gastón Institute reported a statistical profile of the Latino community in Pittsfield that, according to Berkshire Eagle, highlights concerns and needs but also significant opportunities for the future.
  • Boston Public Schools to Expand Dual Language Opportunities for Students ›

    Sampan, September 11, 2013

    Interim Superintendent John McDonough announced that the Mario Umana Academy in East Boston is receiving a $25,000 planning grant to launch a two-way bilingual program next year. BPS is expanding dual-language opportunities for students across Boston following the model of the successful Rafael Hernández and Hurley K-8 Schools as well as similar programs elsewhere in which English Language Learners and native English speakers are educated in integrated classrooms. Research provided by the Gastón Institute is supporting this process.
  • Latino population growth in Massachusetts ›

    Boston.com, July 28, 2013

    Phil Granberry, a research associate with the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy at UMass Boston, says the 46 percent increase in Massachusetts’ Latino population is part of a broader national trend. See the map here.
  • Civic doors opening for Latinos ›

    Boston Globe, July 28, 2013

    Phil Granberry, a research associate with the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy at UMass Boston, says the 46 percent increase in Massachusetts’ Latino population is part of a broader national trend.
  • Data: Many New Bedford Latinos stay in school, but still struggle to graduate ›

    SouthCoastToday.com, July 05, 2013

    Michael Berardino, a research associate for the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy at UMass Boston, says many Latino high-schoolers in New Bedford are persisting with their studies but failing to graduate in four years. The Gastón Institute presented state data about Latino high-school achievement at a New Bedford conference last month.
  • UMass event sheds light on area Latinos ›

    SouthCoastToday.com, July 02, 2013

    The Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy hosted a forum in New Bedford last week to break down the latest demographic data on Latinos in the state’s South Coast region. The area’s Latino population is increasing, and many residents lack access to health care, public transit, and other necessary services.
  • Brazilian radio station expanding into Boston ›

    Boston Globe, June 30, 2013

    Article on the expansion of Portuguese language station WSRO 650 mentions that a study by the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy found the town the station is in, Framingham, had a Brazilian population of 8,454 in 2008.
  • Suspension numbers vary widely ›

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette, June 26, 2013

    Article on out-of-school suspension rates in Worcester public schools mentions that the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy is working with the Worcester Education Collaborative and the Latino Education Institute at Worcester State University on suspension research and policy in Worcester.
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