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Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

America’s Teachers Still Don’t Think Latino and Black Kids Are Smart

*This is disturbing. What’s more disturbing, and I get this from anecdotal reports, is that many Latino classroom teachers are the ones who hold low expectations for their Latino students. VL By Britni Danielle, Take Part Students of color are up against difficult odds. They are more likely to be trapped in failing, underfunded schools; more

Friday, July 24th, 2015

At White House Summit, Advice For 1st-Gen Latino College Students

*A wonderful story with a telling statistic: “approximately half of all Latino college students had parents whose highest level of education was a high school diploma or less.” You know how I look for stories that tell of...

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

How One Law Banning Ethnic Studies Led to Its Rise

*This is a needed read. You know how I like stories about the energy of transformation – that’s what this is. It’s the prevailing energy of the Latino community, a cornerstone energy of the U.S. So this...

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Why hiring more Latino teachers is not the solution

*Ray Salazar makes a good point – while having Latino teachers for Latino students is needed, what’s more important is how good the teacher is. VL By Ray Salazar, The White Rhino On Friday, the Chicago City...

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Why Chicago Public Schools CEOs fail at being transformational leaders

*Ray Salazar writes from a Chicago point of view, but how many school districts across the country have a similar leadership crisis, and how does this affect Latino kids who are becoming the majority in public schools?...

Friday, July 17th, 2015

A Wave of Hispanic Students Reshapes a Historically Black College

*Another story of Latino transformation. The wave of change is inevitable. Latinos are changing and being changed in the U.S. VL By Katherine Mangan, The Chronicle of Higer Education Cinco de Mayo is a low-key celebration at...

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...

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...

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