White Schools, Diverse Populations: A Look at the North Star State


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The purpose of this project is to understand the causes and address the challenges facing Latino youth in Minnesota in educational achievement.  Examination is addressed through reviewing previous works, completion of interviews and programatic exploration in order to address the barriers and provide potential solutions.


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