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Tools for a successful college career

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  College readiness programs are an ideal tool to help high school students transition into college. Getting an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree  is a great achievement. The only way to reach this goal is to think positively and have the support of family and friends. Most importantly, a college readiness program includes having Read More

How to reverse the Latino dropout rate

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    Over the years, there had been a high drop out rate among students. These students would normally drop out for different reasons, but it led to the U.S. falling behind other countries. When Elkhart Community Schools, a school district in Indiana, realized that a third of their students weren’t graduating on time and Read More

Dropout rates are declining

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“The Hispanic dropout rate reached a record low of 14 percent in 2013, compared with 32 percent in 2000”, as indicated in an NBC Latino article. It is 2014 and times have changed, students realize the only way to success relies solely on themselves. Students of this generation seem more mature than previous generations. Today’s Read More

Schools banning skin-tight pants

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Ok, you read that right…schools are banning skin tight pants. Not only because they are tight, but because they are distracting the male teachers and the boys. Seriously!? Since when was that the main reason to tell our girls not to wear something to school. Let me give you the lowdown across the nation, because Read More

Parental involvement in children’s schooling

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“One of the biggest disconnects between school culture and Latino home culture is the idea of working cooperatively versus competitively.” – Barri Tinkler With a new school year well underway, one of the questions being asked is “where is the involvement from the Latino parents in their kid’s education?” While we usually think of American Read More

Toyota Hosts Teen Driver Safety Clinics

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Did you know that 20% of teens get their licenses without even completing a driver’s education course? A disconcerting stat considering that teens have higher death rates than any other age range, and crash risks for teens increase incrementally with each mile per hour over the speed limit. You may think that it’s a good Read More

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