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English Language Learner schools cause tension

Tensions flare among the African-American and Latino populations as plans to have two public high schools, in suburban Washington DC, dedicated to immigrants struggling with English have the two communities pitted against each other.  The plan would have about 800 students attending the schools, providing resources and the attention needed for them to learn English effectively. Read More

Spanish Language books for children

How would you feel if I said to you that you were able to purchase popular English series such as “Captain Underpants”, “Clifford”, and Shrek’s “Puss N Boots” in Spanish? The time is finally here, that this once dream will turn into reality thanks to two amazing women in Southern California. Chiara Arroyo and Celene Read More

Hair designs are becoming a problem at schools

“The mother of a middle school boy is demanding an apology after a school administrator drew on her son’s head with a marker.”, Yahoo. This is an outrage and something unthinkable that most parents would never want to experience. Parents put their trust into the faculty and staff at educational institutions. Unfortunately, there have been Read More

Early childhood education for all

We’ve all heard and known about the benefits of early childhood education programs. It has been said that a child’s exposure to language and education early on would benefit them in the future. Unfortunately, many families, in particular, Latino families have not been able to have their children attend these schools for multiple reasons and Read More

Latinos in California Universities

In the state of California, there is a growing number of universities who wish to be on an official list of Hispanic Serving Institutions or HSIs. The reason for this is because the more students who enroll equals more funding towards education, universities, students, and the state. It is ultimately a cycle and system of Read More

There’s no room for discrimination on college campuses

“Diversity on college campuses has increased, but women and minorities still face prejudice and discrimination, a new study from the Harvard University Voices of Diversity project found…The study found that women and minorities are made to feel like they do not belong on the campus — for example, that they only got in thanks to Read More

Education in Venezuela

Students in Caracas are being taught by means of pro-administration messages such as learning English by giving thanks to the late President Hugo Chavez. This and other methods of learning are some of the many conflicts in this country, run by Chavez’ Socialist party.  Parents burned their students’ textbooks in front of their schools, and have Read More

Tools for a successful college career

  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

    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

“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