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Monday, June 19th, 2017

New Study Finds Latino Parents Feel Strongly Against Using Student Loans to Afford College

*Researchers think it’s odd that Latino parents are optimistic about their children’s future, but don’t want them to take out education loans.  They don’t understand that Latino optimism is about resourcefulness. VL NewsTaco EDUCATION MONDAY By Mike Brown, lendedu (2.5 minute read)   Latino parents are vehemently against their children obtaining student loans, preferring nine

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Latinos tend to look on the sunny side, including about education

*There are two ways to think about challenges: you can either remain positive and find a solution, or you can feel forgotten and elect an unprepared president. U.S. Latinos choose the first option. VL NewsTaco EDUCATION MONDAY...

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

How Trump’s policies can stall advances in Latino higher education

*This is worth reading for the sake of going beyond the Tweets to see how the Trumpian proposals will affect us in our daily lives. Planning on going to college? Trump could make that difficult. This is...

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Another Way That Teachers Matter For Latino Kids

*Science tells us that ethnic and racial minority kids do better in more diverse schools. The question before us is if the educational leadership in the White House believes in this kind of science. VL By Ana Valdez...

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Awareness of controversial Arizona immigration law influenced male students’ classroom behavior

*Take this as a microcosm of the effect that Trumpism will have on Latino children. There is palpable fear and anxiety in schools, the kids are being affected. VL NewsTaco EDUCATION MONDAY By PhysOrg (3.5 minute read)...

Monday, May 15th, 2017

How One Colorado College Is Hoping To Make Mariachi Education Mainstream

*Why you should read this: Because one university program in Denver is making mariachi an integral part of their music program. Because programs like this are seen as a means to address the interests of some Latino...

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Willie Velásquez documentary is a lesson for Latinos on the importance of voting

*Why you should read this: Because today is Willie Velasquez day and a quick search of his name turned up no news stories. This piece, by Mercedes Olivera, is from one year ago, published at the release...

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Black and Latino parents worried about funding disparities in schools, poll finds

*Why you should read this: Because it dispels the myth that Latino parents aren’t concerned with their children’s education. Because it’s been a prevailing belief for too long. VL By Larry Gordon, EdSource (4 minute read)  ...

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

The sound of inclusion: Why teachers’ words matter

*Why you should read this: Because it speaks directly to the need for more teachers of color in culturally diverse classrooms. Because “No student (or teacher) leaves their language patterns at the door when they enter a classroom.”...

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

How you can make your voice heard to help South Texas Latino high schoolers get the technology they need to learn

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco This is a blatant call to action to all Texas Taquistas. A group of high school students in the Rio Grande Valley needs your help to get the 21st Century learning tools they...

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

U.S.-Born Student Sues Washington, D.C. After Denial of Financial Aid Based on Her Parent’s Immigration Status

PRESS RELEASE   February 28, 2017 Washington, D.C. – A U.S. citizen who was denied college financial aid solely because her mother is an immigrant with temporary status is suing the District of Columbia, according to a...

Friday, February 17th, 2017

To the students who missed school on the Day without Immigrants Protest

*Why you should read this: Because there’s some good advice here. Because young Latinos have a lot of energy to better their world and we should be talking about how standing to be heard is not easy....

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Why men of color need to do more than work hard

*Hard work is not enough, men of color need to be at the right place at the right time: “They need others to give them access to opportunities.” VL By Ray Salazar, Chicago Now (7.5 minute read) ...

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Teachers should not assign homework during winter break

*Here’s a piece your kids will love – because everyone needs a break. VL By Ray Salazar, The White Rhino (3 minute read)  Last week, a DNAInfoChicago article highlighted that some top high schools in the Chicago...

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