Friday, July 19, 2019

Eligible Latino and Asian Families Underutilizing Subsidized Childcare

According to research released by the California Budget and Policy Center, there are more than a million Latino children in California eligible to receive subsidized childcare, however, only 11 percent are actually enrolled. The same research also found more than 100,000 Asian children eligible, with only about an 8 percent enrollment rate. “Many parents who […]

Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation

          PBS NewsHour Senior Correspondent, Ray Suarez, has taken upon the task to share with America, the history of its fastest growing minority. He is the author of, “Latino Americans: The 500 Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation,” a documentary series, chronicling the history of Latinos in the United States. Suarez is […]

Guest Blogger Series: Marcela Pinilla “Give the Gift of ‘Un Mundo Bueno!’”

Latino families yearn for the opportunity to make better lives for their children, and that requires a college degree. That’s what inspired me to write a song to make a difference, “Un Mundo Bueno” – “A Good World” – and to use the song to help Excelencia in Education grow its circle of support. When […]

U.S Citizens Born to Undocumented Immigrants Sue for In-State Tuition at Florida Universities

The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of U.S. born college students in Florida forced to pay out-of-state tuition because they were born to undocumented immigrants. In some cases, life-long residents of the state say they are being forced to pay more than double the in-state tuition rate, sometimes forcing […]

Guest Blogger Series: Delia Pompa “The Promise of Real Change in Our Education System”

By Delia Pompa As featured in the Huffington Post and NCLR: School is now in full swing, and students throughout the country are readjusting to new classmates, teachers, and schoolwork.  Many states are also marking the new school year by beginning to implement the Common Core State Standards, which are part of a voluntary, state-led […]