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Thursday, August 25th, 2016

U.S. Latinos spend 10% more on back-to-school shopping than other groups

*Latinos spend 10% more on school supplies than others. Why do you think that is? We care more? We have more kids? Or is it something else? VL By Fox News Latino (2.5 minute read) It’s that time again. Kids across the country are either back in school or sulking because their summer vacation is almost

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

College Enrollment Numbers for Latino Men Still Lag Women

*It’s interesting that one of the reasons given for the gap between Latina and Latino college enrollment is “more aggressive policing.” VL By Eliana Osborn, Good Call More than half of college students are women. That’s not...

Monday, August 8th, 2016

The Fifth-Graders Who Put Mexican Repatriation Back Into History Books

*These kids are fantastic! Future leaders in training. VL By Lani Cupchoy, Yes! Leslie Hiatt’s fifth-graders are no strangers to politics. Seeking to empower children as agents of change, Hiatt’s U.S. history class encompasses more than the...

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

7 Times Jaime Escalante Taught His Students About the Importance of ‘Ganas’

*Awesome! The USPS unveiled the Jaime Escalante memorial stamp this week. I thought this was apropos, and inspiring. ¡Ganas! VL By Homeroom This week, the U.S. Postal Service is unveiling a Forever Stamp in recognition of Jaime...

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Arizona Law That Banned Mexican-American Studies May Be Discriminatory, Court Rules

*Last week was dominated by news from Louisiana, Minnesota, and Dallas. But this happened too, and it’s big. VL By Roque Planas, Hufington Post Latino Voices (4 minute read)  A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered a...

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Supreme Court Takes One Affirmative Action Step Forward After Many Steps Back

*Last week’s Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action was great, but it’s a first step on a long road back. What more can be done? VL By Al Kauffman, NewsTaco In the Fisher vs. University of Texas...

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Sisters become doctors, lawyers after childhood of farm labor

*There are so many stories like this in our community. We need to celebrate them, loudly. Share yours with us. VL By Carmen George, The Fresno Bee One scorching summer day in Selma, 8-year-old Leticia Corona Gómez...

Friday, June 24th, 2016

SCOTUS Upholds Use of Race in Texas College Admissions

*The supreme court ruling on affirmative action was  a surprise. Diversity is still a goal in higher education, and race (Latino race?) is still a factor in achieving that goal. VL By Mark Richardson, Public News Service...

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Pueblo County commissioners recognize 1st pot scholarship recipients

*I love this story. The tax on marijuana in Pueblo, Colorado, goes to 25 scholarships for Latino students. Light it up for education! VL By Anthony A. Mestas, The Pueblo Chieftain (3 minute read) Janet Calzadillas Chavez received...

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds UT-Austin’s Affirmative Action System

*There was a good news and not so good news today from the U.S. Supreme Court. This was the good news, and this is a good explanation of what happened. VL By Matthew Watkins, Texas Tribune (5 minute read)...

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Public education fails too many Hispanic students

*Now that school’s out for summer and all that, there’s a wide gap between what Latino parents want for their children and what’s actually happening. Ninety percent of Latino parents want their kids to go to college, 42...

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Mexican-American Studies Summit Takes on ‘Racist’ Textbook

*It was only text submitted for approval for Texas Mexican-American studies, written by a one-time leader of the Texas conservative education movement.  Mexican-American leaders in Texas call it a racist book. VL By Patrick Michaels, Texas Observer (3...

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Latino students upset over McDowell prank; seniors won’t face disciplinary action

*The high school principal said “In viewing the actual photo and what took place, there’s not anything offensive in the photo.” The students were not disciplined. VL By Evan Donovan, WLOS (3.5 minute read) Some Latino students at McDowell...

Friday, May 27th, 2016

This is the Nahuatl Word That Had a Spelling Bee Champ Tripping

*I think I may have been able to spell it, under pressure. Not when I was 13 years old though. VL By Yra Simón, Remezcla At the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee – where kid geniuses show...

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