Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Young Latino Students Don’t See Themselves in Books

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Long winter absences no longer plague educators at largely Hispanic schools

*Here are some of the reasons given by families that are no longer taking extended trips to Mexico over the holidays: Immigration enforcement is tighter; companies retain employees over the winter; parents grew up in U.S. and...

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

How Fears of Deportation Harm Kids’ Education

*In 2012 3.5 million children in U.S. public elementary and secondary schools had at least one undocumented parent. “Immigration policy is education policy.” VL By Melinda D. Anderson, The Atlantic For many, the New Year represents new...

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

If you’re a teacher, say “please” and “thank you”

*Ray Salazar tells us there’s a new no-nonsense trend in education. It requires teachers to be direct and to focus on instruction – “don’t say please and thankyou.” Ray takes exception to that and tells us how...

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

22-Year-Old Latina Sabrina Pasterski May Be The Next Albert Einstein

*She was wait listed at MIT, now she studies space-time and black holes at Harvard. I get the feeling that even without Ivy league schools she would find a way to thrive. She built a plane for...

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Educator Jaime Escalante Being Honored in Postage Stamp

*Is this cool, or what? Every year a committee named by the Postmaster General considers tens of thousands of suggestions for the postal stamp honor. This year the massive number was whittled down to nine and Escalante made...

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Review: ‘East of Salinas,’ on PBS, Tells a Migrant Boy’s Story

*The reviewer isnt kind, but I think it may be for a good reason. This is a well told story about one immigrant boy. But there are 2 million like him, each with a different set of...

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Latino education decline a looming Texas disaster

*Sosa outlines a seven piece plan to change education in Texas for the better: teach college expectation in school; be open to technological change; experiment; reward best schools and teachers; call-out failing schools and teachers; don’t drink...

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Students And The Selective Service

SPONSORED CONTENT (NAPSA)—There’s good news for young men in high school who will turn 18 this school year. They can register with the Selective Service without ever leaving the school grounds. That’s because at many schools there...

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Graduation gap continues to narrow for Latino high school students

*Nowhere near where it should be, but the trend is encouraging. When you consider what a high school diploma does to prepare a young person for today’s workforce, the road ahead looms large. The next questions to...

Monday, December 14th, 2015

‘East of Salinas’ Profiles an Undocumented 8-Year-Old Math Whiz

*This Independent Lens documentary airs December 28th on PBS. It’s about the 8 year-old son of migrant farm workers who happens to also be a gifted math whiz. VL By Andrew S. Vargas, Remezcla What this inspirational feature...

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Analysis: Texas narrowly defends one-man, one-vote apportionment stance before Supreme Court

*After yesterday’s epic day at the U.S. Supreme Court where the concept of one-man, one-vote was challenged by a well organized group of extreme right-wing activists, that same group returned to the court today to challenge affirmative...

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Affirmative Action at UT and Beyond at Stake in Court Case

*Today’s big case at the Supreme Court is the Evenwel v Abbott suit, where the  one-man, one-vote concept is at stake. Tomorrow won’t be any less important. The issue of affirmative action in college admissions will come...

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Why So Many Minority Millennials Can’t Get Ahead

*Read this, take it into account when you think about and discuss Latino employment, Latino upward mobility, Latino college attainment, Latino millennials. We tend to dump young Latinos in a pile with the rest of young Americans but...

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