Friday, August 23, 2019

Latinas are Reshaping our Classrooms by Becoming Teachers Across the Country

According to Glenda Flores, a sociologist in the Department of Chicano/Latino Studies at UC Irvine, Latina teachers are reshaping our classrooms and our children’s education.

Poor Black and Latino Communities Tend to Have Poorer Schools

In a report by The Journal, nearly three-quarters of African American parents believe that the education black children receive is of lesser quality than that received by their white counterparts. In fact, nine in ten surveyed believe white communities get more money than the schools in black, Latino or Hispanic neighborhoods; a statistic that was […]

Comentarios From Maria: Education is Key for the Future of Our Community and Our Country

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the annual convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), during which I attended an event that gathered more than 1,500 Latinos and the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. During the event, the First Lady emphasized the importance of education for the success […]

In a Year of Action, Obama Continues his Fight For Students

          In the last three decades, the average tuition at a public four-year university has more than tripled, while the income of a typical family remains stagnant. This week, President Obama announced a series of executive orders to ease the burden of student loan debt, which includes a presidential memorandum that […]

Guest Blogger: Omar Duque “Hispanic-Owned Businesses in Illinois: Untapped Economic & Job Creation Potential “

It’s no secret that Hispanics contribute significantly to the US economy, but a new report on Hispanic-owned businesses in Illinois shows Hispanic businesses face unique challenges, but have the potential to generate an additional $67 billion in revenues and create 200,000 jobs for Illinois residents. The Report, The State of Hispanic-Owned Businesses in Illinois: Untapped Economic […]

For Latinos, Awareness Isn’t Enough. We Need Understanding

By Steve Moya, NewsTaco Those in the communication field must always understand their job is not complete when people are moved to a basic awareness of something–say an issue. It is necessary to move people to a level of understanding. It is only then that they might act. A good example of this is education and policy-makers. They […]

Insider’s Guide for Incoming Latino College Students

By Christine Killion and Samantha Madera, Al Día News You made it. You’ve struggled through twelve or more years of furious concentrating, reading until your eyes were sore, and scribbling until your hand screamed for a break. You’ve stressed about the future looming after high school graduation, stayed up late into the night cramming for exams and […]

Guest Blogger: Vanessa Cardenas “Win-Win Situation: An All-In Nation of Racial Equality Fosters Economic Prosperity”

If you knew you could do the right thing and personally benefit from it, would you do it? I am willing to bet most of us would. Last week, the Center for American Progress and PolicyLink released a book, All-In Nation: An America That Works for All, which argues that if we reduced racial inequalities, we would […]

Young Latino Students Break Barriers for Higher Education

Written By: Cristian Pineda As the middle of summer approaches, recent high school graduates are looking into purchasing materials to prepare them for their first year of college. As statistics have shown, Latino graduates are up to par with their peers in preparation for attending colleges and universities as the number of enrolled students have […]

Comentarios from Maria: “The Importance of STEM Education for Latina Mothers”

Like any mother raising two young children, much of my attention is focused on their education with an eye toward their futures and the opportunities they will have as adults in the workforce. For kids, grade school is the time for fun. But, like it or not, even at early ages schools and parents are […]