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Can Latinos save Catholic Schools?

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Many of us remember attending Catholic school: uniforms, going to mass and learning about God along with other classes like math and history. Sadly many would not be able to go back to their school this year with the rapid closing of Catholic schools due to lack of enrollment and the rising cost of maintenance. New York Read More

Latinos are the face of U.S. schools

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According to the Census Bureau estimates, the U.S. population will see an increase of minorities over white for the first time in 2043. This change is due in part to higher birth rates among Latinos and a declining rate for the whites, Asian, and blacks. Because of this, schools are starting to see a bigger Read More

Failing education system

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It’s no surprise that education is crucial for our nation’s future. It’s also clear that the United States is falling behind in several areas. With states taking care of most of their own educational systems, not every student receives the same education. A recent report describes several examples of great disparity between school districts, schools, Read More

School to Prison Pipeline starts early

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Could Latino children be the runners up to the harshest punishments in the elementary school system? Recent statistics prove that black preschoolers represent 18% of the enrollment rate in schools, yet are receiving 48% of the out of school suspensions in comparison to white students at 26%. These records were recorded in the 2011-2012 school Read More

Making a difference

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Education has been instilled in most of us throughout our lives, from grade school to college, and beyond. Education is not possible without the support of our family and friends. Teachers tend to be overlooked and let’s be honest, they only matter to us when we are trying to pass a class. In our lifetime, we Read More

Education: Latinos first priority

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In the political sphere, it has become protocol to suggest immigration reform to win the Latino vote. Like clockwork, political hopefuls promise sweeping changes to better integrate the growing Latino population, but a new study from the Pew Research Center suggests that the way to Latinos hearts (and votes) is through education. The Pew Research Read More

Growing population, growing obstacles

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As the Nevada community expands and the number of people inhabiting the state becomes larger, social and economic issues the Silver State faces are expected to increase as well. According to a study published in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nevada’s Latino population represents the “fastest-growing segment of the population.” Latinos are projected to be the Read More

Michelle Obama calls Latinos to action on education

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In an impassioned speech at the annual convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens, Michelle Obama affirmed what many studies have consistently shown over the years; ambitions are not translating into degrees. Her speech, was a startling call to action for Latinos to nurture the thirst for knowledge in Latino students. While Latinos Read More

Academic summer camp

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Most of the time when children hear “Academic summer camp” a cloud of boring thoughts arise in a child’s head. Most children want to relax with friends and get away from the responsibilities of school work for a few months, but what if the academic camp was filled with all sorts of exciting, entertaining and Read More

Worst state for Latino children

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We all agree that education is essential for a child’s success. Everyone wants children to have a great education and an equal opportunity in life when they’re older and have a bright future. The Annie E. Casey Foundation study: “Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children” is striving towards this goal Read More