Achievement Gaps: How Hispanic and White Students in Public Schools Perform in Mathematics and Reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

This is the first report to present comprehensive national and state data on the performance of Latino students in comparison to their White peers. The report provides detailed information on the achievement gap between Hispanic and White public school students in 4th and 8th grades at the national and state levels since the 1990s. It also describes how those gaps have changed over time and looks at the performance of English Language Learners (ELL) versus those who are non-ELL.

American Council for Education: Educational Barriers for Hispanics
The latest ACE Minority Status Report shows that post-baby boom generations are no better educated than their parents and grandparents, with young Hispanics falling behind the already low educational attainment level of older Hispanics.

American Latino Agenda Report
The American Latino Agenda Report 2014, presented by New America Alliance Institute (NAA) commemorates the celebration of the NAA’s 2nd American Latino National Summit, aiming to change the tone and tenor of the national discourse concerning American Latinos. This is a huge report that explains topics on economic empowerment, Latino vote, reforming immigration and healthcare.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development: Latino Education Crisis
From their first day of kindergarten to their last day of school, Latinos, on average, perform far below most of their peers. They now constitute the largest minority group in the United States and the fastest growing segment of its school-age population. As such, they are inextricably bound up with the nation’s future.

Center for American Progress
The Latino community is becoming increasingly important to the economy, culture, and politics of the United States. Today, more than 55 million people—almost one-fifth of the U.S. population—are Hispanic, two-thirds of whom are of Mexican origin. Latinos in the United States are reaching new heights in educational attainment, making significant economic gains, and dramatically changing the political landscape. Within the next two decades, these developments will have profound implications for the United States, Mexico, and the rest of the Americas.

Center for Disease Control: Hispanic or Latino Populations

College Experiences Propel Personal and Academic Gains for Hispanics

Columbia University: Latino Media Gap
Latinos are not only avid media consumers; they have made important contributions to the lm and television industries, and currently over-index as digital communicators and online content creators. Moreover, they are watchful of their image: when programs or lms are perceived to have anti- Latino content, advocacy groups and consumers target studios and networks with increasingly active campaigns.

Georgetown University: Hispanic Catholics in the U.S.
There are approximately 30.4 million people in the United States who self-identify their religion as Catholic and their ethnicity as Hispanic or Latino/a. Some 16.4 million are native-born (54%) and 14.0 million are foreign-born (46%). Fifty-seven percent of adult Hispanics self-identify as Catholic.

Investing in Higher Education for Latinos: Payoffs for State Economies

A report that focuses on how improving college completion rates for Latino students can be a catalyst for stronger economies, with examples of states that are ensuring Latinos have the education and training to find jobs in high-demand, high-paying fields and become positive contributors to the economy.

Investing in Higher Education for Latinos: Trends in Latino College Access and Success

The National Conference of State Legislators, provides state-by-state demographic and education-related data. This report offers an overview of achievement gaps in each state and highlights the areas that could be targeted to improve Latino student access and success

National Conference on Citizenship
A report released by the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) shows that Latino youth are at the forefront of increasing civic engagement within their communities. While overall Latino civic participation rates are lower than the rest of the population, improved educational opportunities, English language proficiency, and a higher than average rate of social media usage create increased avenues for youth engagement.

New Americans in the Old Dominion

An informational section on the American Immigration Policy Center’s website highlights facts about Latinos in Virginia, including their economic power and the impact they have on the state’s economy. This data was updated in July 2010.

Pew Hispanic Center: Statistical profiles of the Latino and foreign-born populations in the U.S. (2007)

The Pew Hispanic Center is a project of the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan “fact tank” that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It is supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Pew Hispanic Center: Virginia’s Demographic Profile of Hispanics, 2007

This profile contains demographic and economic facts about the Hispanic and non-Hispanic populations in the state of Virginia. All analyses are from Pew Hispanic Center tabulations of the 1% Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) sample of the 2009 American Community Survey.

Report on Latinos and Philanthropy in the U.S
The history of ethnic-based philanthropy in the United States is well documented. Among Hispanic-Americans, much attention has been given over to the long-standing mutualista organizations of the Mexican-American West and Southwest. More recently, however, a number of initiatives (particularly those surrounding the “Latino Funds” movement) have brought the issue of ethnic-based philanthropy to the forefront of Latino community development agendas. Few initiatives within the Hispanic philanthropic agenda hold as much promise as the Latino Funds.

The College Payoff: Education, Occupations, and Lifetime Earnings,

A report by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. The report examines the value of a college degree along with other factors that might influence an individual’s potential earnings. Examination of lifetime earnings for all education levels and earnings by occupation, age, race/ethnicity and gender clearly concludes that a college degree is the key to economic opportunity, confirming that those with a college degree will have substantially higher earnings than those without.

The Mexican-American Boom: Births Overtake Immigration

A report by the Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends Project, addresses the change that permeates the entire U.S. Latino population, but that it is especially evident among Mexican-Americans because they are the largest group within the Latino population. At 31.8 million in 2010, Mexican-Americans comprise 63% of the U.S. Hispanic population and 10% of the total U.S. population.

Wealth Gaps Rise to Record Highs between Whites, Blacks and Hispanics

A report by the Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends Project, deals with how the economic crisis has affected Latino families concludes that the median household wealth among Hispanics fell from $18,359 in 2005 to $6,325 in 2009. This percentage drop—- 66%—- was the largest for any racial or ethnic group in the nation.

U.S Census Bureau: Hispanic or Latino Origins Report
At nearly 23 million, people of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity represented 15 percent of the U.S. labor force in 2011. By 2020, Latinos are expected to comprise 19 percent of the U.S. labor force. In 2011, 58.9 percent of Latinos aged 16 and over were employed and just under 1 in 5 of those employed was working part-time. Women comprised 41 percent of all Latinos in the labor force in 2011, compared to 46 percent among the white labor force. Women represent a smaller share of the Latino labor force both because of the high labor force participation of Latino men and the lower labor force participation rate of Latina women when compared to Whites.

U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee
A new report out Wednesday finds that conditions are ripe for young Latino Americans to improve their economic security because those born in the U.S. typically are better educated and therefore more likely to earn larger incomes than those who immigrate to the U.S.

U.S. Department of Labor: Latino Labor Force in Recovery

U.S. Unauthorized Immigration Flows Are Down Sharply Since Mid-Decade

A report by the Pew Hispanic Trust, reveals that the estimated number of undocumented immigrants in the country fell from approximately 12 million to 11 million between 2007 and 2009. The largest declines were in Florida, Nevada and Virginia, where numbers declined by 65,000 individuals.