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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

Latino students not ready for college

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In America’s current economic climate, most students know that their best shot at a career is with a college education. For some Latino students, college lingers just out of reach. Not because they don’t want to go, but because they’re not ready. According to the ACT (American College Testing) organization, Latinos are not reaching college Read More

Latinos shut out of higher education

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In Fresno County, California some 15,000 Latinos will be barred from higher education over the next ten years. In a report by Corinthian Colleges titled “Left Out, Left Behind: How the Workforce Training Gap Impacts the Latino Population in Fresno County”, growing localized Latino populations were cited as the main reason for the educational blockade. Read More

Pitbull’s new college degree

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Pitbull has recently been remembered for his World Cup anthem. What many people don’t know is that he just received an honorary degree from Doral College in his hometown of Miami, Florida. During his acceptance speech, he spoke of his past. “I remember being kicked out of a public school because I didn’t have the Read More

Millenials biggest concern is student loan debt

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Remember the days when you could get through college on less than 20,000 for your four years?  Those times are long gone. A moderate budget at a private college averaged $44,750 in 2013-2014.  With the increase in tuition, it is not surprising that four in 10 young people between the ages of 22 and 32 Read More