Tampa, Fla. -- September 5, 2007 -- As the student body of America?s schools changes, so must our focus on what students need in order to succeed in society. Today, there is a rapidly growing Hispanic student population at schools across the country. With many of them not having English as their first language, it has posed new challenges for schools to address.

According to the U.S. Department of Education?s National Center for Education Statistics, Hispanic students in 2005 represented about 7 percent of the 16-through-24-year-old population in this country. Yet they made up about...

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