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Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

A Mother’s Reminder on Selective Service Registration Can Make a Big Difference for a Young Man’s Future

– SPONSORED CONTENT – PRESS RELEASE Important opportunities such as college loans, driver’s license tied to registration You want to see your son succeed, so you always urge him to do the right thing. Sometimes that means giving advice about things you might not necessarily have firsthand experience with, like the latest fashions or girlfriend

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Supreme Court will reconsider Affirmative Action Case

*It may be a good thing that this is happening, in Texas specifically, because it uncovers another nagging problem. The University of Texas has a 10 percent rule, where the top 10 percent of every highschool in...

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

For young Latinos, student loans could be hot-button issue in 2016 campaign

*This is huge, especially for Latino millennial voters (and the millennial’s who haven’t, but should, register to vote as well …). This needs to be included in political discussions at all levels. VL By Andrew O’Reilly, Fox...

Monday, June 15th, 2015

The five U.S. cities with the most educated Latinos

*I thought this was interesting. The article starts with this: “Among the cities with the largest Latino populations, the share of those with a bachelor’s degree or higher is in some cases as low as 5 percent.”...

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Make a Difference in a Young Man’s Life: Remind Him to Register with Selective Service

– SPONSORED CONTENT – PRESS RELEASE Important opportunities such as college loans, driver’s license tied to registration Even though many adult men may not realize it, the simple act of registering with Selective Service probably helped shape...

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

UT Austin Rethinks Awards Process After Latino Award To George P. Bush Sparks Uproar

*The University of Texas MALS program isn’t taking back the award they gave to George P. Bush, but they are saying it was a “forward choice” and they’re rethinking the process. VL By Roque Planas, Huffington Post...

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Hispanics flee as fights, racial tension rile Indianapolis Washington High School

*Latinos are 5.6 percent of the population of Indianapolis – that’s roughly 77 thousand people. The George Washington community High School neighborhood had been, until recently, a Latino enclave. VL By Hayleigh Colombo, Chalkbeat indiana Adela Campos decided...

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

10-Year-Old Gets Mission Song Stricken from California School District Curriculum

*I post this for context. We’ve been having an interesting conversation about the role of Father Junipero Serra and the colonization of California. Serra will be canonized by Pope Francis, but his statue will be removed from...

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Mexican-American studies are path to success

*Diaz says Mexican-American studies is not just for Mexican-Americans. Any student wanting to understand U.S. culture should take the courses. The study will expand their understanding of our society. VL Tony Diaz, Houston Chronicle Most students have...

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

What a Chicago Public Schools Latino valedictorian learned from his first job

*Ray Salazar is a good English teacher. So much so that he promotes his students’ work through his channels outside his Southwest Chicago classroom. He says he’s especially proud of this young student. VL   By Ray...

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Latinas Leading the Way

*Good news, from the article: “… data from 2013 indicates that women make up 56.51 percent of those enrolled in undergraduate programs, with Hispanic women representing 57.73 percent of all Hispanics in undergraduate programs.” The article says the...

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Why my students’ AP scores matter. And why they don’t.

*Ray Salazar writes from the front lines of teaching. The trick he pulls is that while doing that he teaches us. VL By Ray Salazar, NBCT NBCT Editor’s Note: Ray Salazar, NBCT,  teaches high school English in...

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Cinco De Mayo: A Quintessentially ‘American’ Holiday

*Here, another attempt to put Cinco de Mayo in perspective. This time NBC News turns the tables and talks about Cinco de Mayo from a Mexican-American perspective. There’s no way any one article will satisfy all expectations...

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Columbia University accused of banning cafeteria workers from speaking Spanish

*The university says the issue stems from one complaint made by a foreign exchange student. As of this past weekend there were 4,000 signatures on the petition. VL By Fox News Latino A Columbia University student-led petition...

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