Sunday, June 20, 2021

Lawmakers met to discuss how to address the Latino education gap

Hispanic students face an uphill battle in entering and succeeding in secondary education, according to lawmakers and experts attending an event hosted yesterday by Excelencia in Education, Gallup and The Hill. Gaps in achievements between Latino and white students have come to the forefront with the No Child Left Behind law. “One very important positive occurred […]

Lack of Latino teachers is a growing issue in the U.S.

According to a recent study from the Center for American Progress, the percentage of Latino teachers nationwide lags far behind the fast-growing percentage of Latino students in the nation’s public school system. Although Latino students make up almost a quarter of the student population nationwide, only about eight percent of teachers throughout the country identify as Latino. The […]

Uncertainty is keeping undocumented California students from applying for financial aid

Each year, California invites students who are in the country without legal status to apply for the same financial aid as other students, but officials once again are concerned that fears are keeping students from seeking help. “We’re 20,000 students behind,” said Lupita Cortez Alcalá, executive director of the California Student Aid Commission, the organization […]

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 […]