Monday, February 25th, 2013

Wisconsin teacher Fights for His students and Immigration Reform

By Colleen Flaherty, Education Votes In a small town in northern Wisconsin, Spanish teacher Scott Ellingson has two students in his class who traveled a long way to be there. “Jorge and Miguel are from El Salvador. They came to the U.S. last year to avoid joining a gang. They had been approached by a gang

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Is Public Radio Being Unfair to Chicago Public Schools?

By Ray Salazar, NewsTaco On Wednesday, one of Chicago Public Radio’s reporters published a piece that criticized Chicago Public Schools leaders for refusing to confirm if shooting victims attended Chicago Public Schools.  Because my students and I have been...

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Bilingual Babies Know their Grammar by 7 Months

By Hispanically Speaking News Babies as young as seven months can distinguish between, and begin to learn, two languages with vastly different grammatical structures, according to new research from the University of British Columbia and Université Paris Descartes. Published...

Friday, February 15th, 2013

How We Talk about Guns in My Chicago Classroom

By Ray Salazar, CNN During Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama spoke about gun violence, and he continues the discussion in Chicago today. He recognized in his speech, “our actions will not prevent every senseless...

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

MALDEF Wins Case In Texas For Poor & English Learner Kids

By Hope Gillette, Voxxi The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) has won a pivotal court case against the State of Texas regarding inadequate school funding for low-income and English Language Learner (ELL) children. The...

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The Rise of The Second Generation U.S. Latinos

By Joseph M. Humire and Fernando D. Menéndez, The Hill Click on picture to read story.

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Latino Children Planting the Future

By Jose Gonzalez, NewsTaco A cool San Francisco Bay morning is warming up on a marshy shore of the Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline, part of the East Bay Regional Park District. A couple of joggers and...

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Why STEM Education and Minority Achievement gaps are Interlinked

By Hope Gillette, Voxxi Economists agree – science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education is critical to the future success of the United States. Yet even at the K-12 level, these subjects are not being given the emphasis...

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Citizen Kids Suffer Trauma at Separation from Immig. Parents

By Rocio Romero, El Nuevo Sol/New america Media  U.S.-born María Vasques was just six years old when her mother Edith Barrios kissed her goodbye. She told María that she was off to work, and she hurried out...

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Child Brokers in the Latino Community

By Vikki S. Katz, Ph.D., LIN@R For many Latino immigrant communities, the scene is all too familiar: A situation in which immigrant needs to communicate in a different language and the only one able to do it, is...

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Lower Expectations, Biggest Challenges For Latino Students

By John Benson, Huffington Post Latino Voices Education Trust President Kati Haycock travels around the nation spreading her non-profit organization’s mission of promoting high academic achievement for all students and closing the gaps in opportunity and achievement for...

Friday, January 11th, 2013

American Children, Now Struggling to Adjust to Life in Mexico

By Damien Cave, New York Times Click on picture to read story.

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Latino Pre schoolers: Strong social Skills Despite Academic Gap

By Courtenay Edelhart, Bakersfield Californian Click on picture to read story.  

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Immigration Change to Ease Family Separations

By Julia Preston, New York Times Click on picture to read story.

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