New Ipsos research shows a clear path for brands to protect their reputations and avoid the political fray.

Since 2001, 2.8 million more students have graduated from high school rather than dropping out. In an economy that prizes educational attainment more than ever before, these rising rates have created enormous benefits for individuals, communities and our entire nation. But even now with the current national graduation rate at 83.2 percent, it is becoming more evident that the nation will be unable to meet its high school graduation rate goal without intensifying efforts to reach the students who have historically faced the greatest challenges.  The country remains off-pace to reaching its goal for the second year in a row.

Education is often touted as a means of “balancing the playing field” and stimulating socio-economic mobility. However, lower educational attainment levels among most racial minorities in the U.S. have been the norm since college attendance expanded into the middle class following WWII. While college attendance has increased for Hispanics and African Americans in the past couple decades, it still trails that of non-Hispanic Whites.

Multiple adversities, the research shows, put young people at increased risk of performing poorly in school or dropping out.

About half (54%) of Hispanics say they are confident about their place in America after Trump’s election while four-in-ten Hispanics (41%) say they have serious concerns about their place in America.

El Poder En Ti, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises’ robust community initiative aimed at empowering viewers to take action for a better life, announced the El Poder En Ti “Tu Educación Scholarships,” which recognize and celebrate academic excellence, leadership skills, and the pursuit of higher education.

The report, titled “Ipsos Global @dvisory: Power to the People” is based on 16,597 recent interviews in 23 countries around the world. The report examines into the political mood around the world.

Native-born children of a foreign-born parent, also known as the second generation, were more likely to be college-educated and have higher incomes than their parents’ generation, according to a first-ever report from the U.S. Census Bureau.

In today’s digital world, parents overwhelmingly agree it is important to nurture good character in their children, including traits like honesty and compassion.

In a political bombshell still reverberating through Washington, Donald Trump, confounding the predictions of most of the pundits and pollsters, won a solid electoral victory. For the first time in eight years, the Republicans control the Presidency and the House and Senate. This means that it is likely that the political gridlock of the last three Congresses will be broken.

Burson Latino, Burson-Marsteller’s team dedicated to helping clients connect and engage with U.S. Hispanic population, has partnered with TINT, a social media marketing platform that connects brands and fans, to create www.latinovoicesandvotes.com, a bilingual social hub for Latino-focused news, content and online conversations in the last 100 hours of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

A deep dive into the impact of politics on consumers, and the brands courting them.

Youth may be wasted on the young, but when it comes to taking control of their health and well-being, Millennials are pretty much kicking older generations’ saggy-old butts. That’s because, unlike Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, Millennials have a decidedly different take on what wellness means to them and how they’re living their best lives.

This report provides an overview of our findings on the evolution of the U.S. economy, the state of U.S. competitiveness in 2016, and priorities for the next President and Congress, drawing on our research and the May–June 2016 surveys of alumni and the general public.  While a slow recovery is underway, fundamentally weak U.S. economic performance continues and is leaving many Americans behind. The federal government has made no meaningful progress on the critical policy steps to restore U.S. competitiveness in the last decade or more.  By Michael E. Porter, Jan W. Rivkin, Mihir A. Desai, With Manjari Raman

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) unveiled five new Univision Media Centers at middle schools in Austin, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and Oakland.

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