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New report: Latino education gains encouraging, countering myths and misconceptions

A new report authored by Excelencia in Education, a top national education think-tank, reveals that new data on Latino education are encouraging, despite challenges, with signs of solid growth. The study, “The Condition of Latinos in Education: 2015 Factbook,” depicts a more accurate sketch of Latino students, with a special focus on achievement while dismissing common misconceptions about English proficiency and workforce participation. “The conversation about Latinos and education is often very deficit-based, where we’re English language learners, we’re high school dropouts, and we’re … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Alfredo Estrada “Back to Cuba”

Ay, Cuba. The media tend to ignore you until they can’t, anymore. That certainly happened when President Obama announced the U.S. would seek to normalize relations after a hiatus of more than half a century. It was a plot worthy of Graham Greene, involving spies in Havana and Miami, secret negotiations in Canada, and even divine intervention from Pope Francis. As a novelist, I wish I had come up with these characters myself: crusty Alan Gross,  the USAID “contractor” who kept mum at his press conference; and his doppelgänger, Rafael Sarraf Trujillo, a real-live secret agent freed from the … [Read More...]

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Comentarios from Maria: The State of the Union is Strong

In his annual State of the Union address, President Obama was bold and inspiring, assuring us that the state of the Union is strong. The President challenged the Republican Party, but was conciliatory and hopeful in tone. The speech really should have been called “The Audacity of Progress.” With a new pep in his step and a rising approval rating in the polls, the President at last spoke more freely – more assertively, about economic progress that has been slowly revealing itself to the nation over the past several months. More importantly, President Obama described his powerful vision of … [Read More...]

5.21.11_maingrad_ga

New report: Latino education gains encouraging, countering myths and misconceptions

A new report authored by Excelencia in Education, a top national education think-tank, reveals that new data on Latino education are encouraging, despite challenges, with signs of solid growth. The study, “The Condition of Latinos in Education: 2015 Factbook,” depicts a more accurate sketch of Latino students, with a special focus on achievement while dismissing common misconceptions about English proficiency and workforce participation. “The conversation about Latinos and education is often very deficit-based, where we’re English language learners, we’re high school dropouts, and we’re … [Read More...]

5.21.11_maingrad_ga

New report: Latino education gains encouraging, countering myths and misconceptions

A new report authored by Excelencia in Education, a top national education think-tank, reveals that new data on Latino education are encouraging, despite challenges, with signs of solid growth. The study, “The Condition of Latinos in Education: 2015 Factbook,” depicts a more accurate sketch of Latino students, with a special focus on achievement while dismissing common misconceptions about English proficiency and workforce participation. “The conversation about Latinos and education is often very deficit-based, where we’re English language learners, we’re high school dropouts, and we’re … [Read More...]

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5.21.11_maingrad_ga

New report: Latino education gains encouraging, countering myths and misconceptions

A new report authored by Excelencia in Education, a top national education think-tank, reveals that … [Read More...]

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Comentarios from Maria: The State of the Union is Strong

In his annual State of the Union address, President Obama was bold and inspiring, assuring us that … [Read More...]

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Senate GOP picks two of the most anti-immigration members to head subcommittee on immigration

As the State of the Union fever begins to fade from headlines, Senate Republicans reignited tensions … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Alfredo Estrada “Back to Cuba”

Ay, Cuba. The media tend to ignore you until they can’t, anymore. That certainly happened when … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Adrianna Quintero “Latin America Must Continue Its Leadership Past COP-20″

Delegates from nearly 200 countries gathered in early December to hammer out an agreement on climate … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Former Gov. Bill Richardson “Clean Power Plan a Win All-Around”

Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first-ever limits on … [Read More...]

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Comentarios from Maria: The State of the Union is Strong

In his annual State of the Union address, President Obama was bold and inspiring, assuring us that the state of the Union is strong. The President challenged the Republican Party, but was conciliatory and hopeful in tone. The speech really should have been called “The Audacity of Progress.” With a … [Read More...]

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Sobremesa – Sen. Leticia Van de Putte on tacos, politics, cultura and the state of Latinos

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco If you want to get to the truth of matters in the Latino community have a conversation over a meal, the traditional sobremesa that follows a feast. It’s where our gente relaxes and speaks frankly. We invited Texas State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte for a wide ranging … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Jose Aristimuno “In State of the Union, Obama is Cautious on Immigration Reform”

This week, President Obama urged Congress in his State of the Union address to fix our broken immigration system once and for all. And although the President made the call that Congress needed to act, many have been quick to criticize him for only dedicating a short portion of the speech to talk … [Read More...]

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Latinos Redefining the American Dream

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco There’s no question that the American Dream isn’t what it used to be – if it ever was what we were told. What’s held true throughout the history of the U. S. is that the elusive dream has been defined by our nation’s newcomers. The American Dream is by default an … [Read More...]

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