Hispanic Parents Speak Out: Reflections from a series of focus groups with Hispanic parents in Idaho conducted for Bluum

Hispanic students are among Idaho’s fastest growing demographic groups, making up 17.7% of enrolled public K-12 students today. Even more, enrollment of Hispanic school-age children is projected to grow another 11.7% by 2019. This demographic shift makes it imperative that Idaho's schools learn to fully engage theses students and their families in high-quality educational opportunities, especially if we are to ensure that theses students are able to contribute to the future of Idaho’s social and economic development. Idaho’s Hispanic families offer valuable insights that can benefit the work of schools throughout the state, whether they be private parochial, or public.