Monday, October 5th, 2015

Latinos, Blacks Face New Problem: ‘Math Misplacement’

*A known problem with a new name, “math misplacement.” It’s when “middle-school algebra teachers back black and Latino kids from advancing to ninth-grade geometry, even though they are doing just as well as white kids.” VL By Rod Kackley, PJ Media California Sen. Holly Mitchell (D) connects the lack of racial diversity in Silicon

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

In Houston’s Gifted Program, Critics Say Blacks And Latinos Are Overlooked

*So Latino kids have a better chance of being identified as gifted if they were white or Asian? According to this report this twisted logic pervades the nation’s school systems. Latino kids are brilliant, we know that,...

Monday, September 21st, 2015

4 Latinos to lead large Dallas-Fort Worth school districts

*It’s a first for Dallas. Four major North Texas school districts will be led by Latinos. It’s important because of the large number of Latino students i these districts. For example the Dallas ISD has 70 percent...

Monday, September 21st, 2015

What student’s suspension over clock reveals about teachers and students

*There are many opinions as to how the Irving, Texas student clock incident could have been handled differently. Chicago teacher Ray Salazar tells us that good teachers get to know their students and a good teacher could...

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

The race gap in science knowledge

*With so much emphasis on STEM and STEM education, this might look as of it’s belaboring the obvious. This study serves as a good baseline of Latino workforce, understanding of science concepts and Latino STEM occupations. There’s...

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Preparing the Next Generation of Diverse and Passionate CSU Professors

*This is how it’s done, cada quién su grano de arena, paying it forward. Thanks to Taquista Arturo Vargas for sharing this article. VL By David Ogul, Cal State San Marcos News Xuan Santos is paying it...

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Texas Supreme Court Hearing School Finance Appeal

*If you’re keeping score in Texas, this is the sixth time that the matter of funding the state’s public education system goes before the state supreme court. The issue of equitable education funding has been fought in...

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Texas Supreme Court has opportunity to improve public education

*This is important for Latinos students in Texas. This is the inequity in a nutshell: “In Texas, with the average school tax rate of $1 per $100 value of property, the poorest district can raise $300 per...

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

The Mexican nine-year-old studying chemistry at university

*He memorized the periodic table of elements when he was five years-old. Es todo. VL By Marina Gómez-Robledo, El País Carlos Santamaría Díaz’s feet do not touch the floor when he sits down at his desk in...

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Parents at school where Latino kids ate on floor say they plan to roll up sleeves, take action

*When the parents found out the principal had their kids eating on the floor, the collected 130 signatures on a petition to have her fired. She resigned. VL By Fox News Latino The parents at a Colorado...

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Entering College? Latino Professors Share Some Great Advice

*This goes out to all you Taquistas who have a daughter or son going to college, or know of someone who has kids starting college. Good advice here from Latino college profs. VL By Stephen A. Nuño,...

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools

*Thanks to the good folks at IDRA for this timely information. It’s good to know. VL By Intercultural Development Research Association School Opening Alert – and Resources August 21, 2014 – As a new school year begins, this...

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

It’s Time to Change the Equation in STEM Fields

*There are some stats you need to pay attention to in this piece. There will soon be 2.4 million STEM and computer science jobs in the U.S., but our colleges and universities only graduate 400,000 from such...

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Arizona Gets Schooled: Update on Ban of Mexican American Studies

*A huge victory for Mexican-American studies in general, and for the opponents of Arizona’s ban in specific.Tony Diaz gives us a very complete and detailed account of the issue and the federal court proceedings. Our thanks to...

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