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Keeping Children Healthy, In School and Learning

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

It is critically important that school districts and community partners across the country respond to Acting Secretary King's and Secretary Burwell's call to action to connect children to needed health coverage and ensure they're in school and ready to learn.

A Statement From a Collective of Delegates Attending the 2015 Latinx Ivy League Conference at Brown University

Paola Muñoz | Posted 11.18.2015 | College
Paola Muñoz

Every year, a group of 80 students congregates to discuss difficult topics affecting the Latinx community in the U.S. However, instead of discussing how our communities can become empowered in the future, we were forced to reckon with the reality that the struggles of our past still plague our present.

Brown Vows Action After Officer Detains Latino Dartmouth Student

AP | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 11.16.2015 | Latino Voices

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University's president is promising a full investigation and regular meetings on racial issues after a campus poli...

Latinos Face Incredible School Segregation, And No One Is Doing Anything About It

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.26.2015 | Latino Voices

Nearly a decade before the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education made segregated schooling of black students unconstitutional, a group ...

The Resilient Five

Viridiana L. Benitez | Posted 10.13.2015 | Latino Voices
Viridiana L. Benitez

Unlike the typical student, however, our childhood years were spent dealing with economic struggles, feelings of not belonging, teenage pregnancy, and run-ins with the police. My four siblings and I had to overcome these hardships to graduate. For each of us, our high school graduation day was a moment of triumph for our family, because the odds were against us from the very beginning.

Latino Students: We Want To Hear About Your Experiences In Public Schools

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.10.2015 | Latino Voices

Latino students are changing the face of America’s public schools. 2014 marked the first year that a majority of public school students in Ameri...

Rebecca Klein

Why One School Board Member In Utah Has Started Wearing A Sombrero To Meetings | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.13.2015 | Latino Voices

A school board member in Salt Lake City believes his fellow elected officials have unfairly singled him out because he is the board’s only Hispanic ...

Congress, Don't Abandon Latino Students. Don't Pass H.R. 5!

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 04.26.2015 | Latino Voices
NCLR Action Fund

At a time when stark achievement gaps remain unresolved, when increased funding in education is more badly needed than ever, and when too many schools are seeking to exempt English language learners from their accountability systems, H.R. 5 threatens to exacerbate the educational inequities that have long held back Latino students in our schools.

Closer to the Finish Line

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

For the first time in 13 years, the DOE now makes clear that states, school districts, and schools must make education resources equally available to all students without regard to race, color, or national origin. This is some of the unfinished business of the civil rights movement and a giant step forward for poor children, often children of color.

Why We're Wrong About Affirmative Action: Stereotypes, Testing and the 'Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations'

William A. Darity Jr. | Posted 09.27.2014 | College
William A. Darity Jr.

There is little reason to believe that the widely held claim that black and Latino students enter selective universities as comparatively inferior students will not cease to rear its ugly head. It is a pervasive stereotype that minority students must face from matriculation to graduation.

Parents Hold the Key to Success for Common Core State Standards

National Council of La Raza | Posted 08.17.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

By Delia Pompa, Senior Vice President, Programs, NCLR It's the time of year that millions of students look forward to: donning caps and gowns and wal...

How This Bill Could Benefit Latinos

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 05.10.2014 | Latino Voices

A bill approved in the House to expand access to quality charter schools could potentially have a big impact on a number of Latino parents looking for...

More Latino Than White Students Admitted To UC

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.22.2014 | Latino Voices

The University of California has offered freshman admission to more in-state Latino students than white students for the first time, a change that ref...

Rethinking School Discipline for Better Opportunities

Kavitha Mediratta | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Kavitha Mediratta

Studies show that African-American students were three times more likely to be suspended than white students during the 2009-10 school year, largely for nonviolent offenses.

35 Books All Educators of African American and Latino Students Must Read

Quassan Castro | Posted 03.09.2014 | Black Voices
Quassan Castro

Reading a body of work that offers effective insights to educators has proven to greatly assist educators with strengthening their teaching practices....

Chicago's Next Education Crisis Isn't Limited to Chicago -- Here's Why

Sylvia Puente | Posted 11.04.2013 | Latino Voices
Sylvia Puente

The margin of success for Latino students is still too thin when a full quarter of our city's workforce is currently Latino, a number that is poised to grow exponentially with time. The stakes are too high. Chicago's economic future depends on these kids' academic success.

Latinos Underrepresented At Elite Colleges

VOXXI | John Benson | Posted 08.07.2013 | Latino Voices

Realtors aren’t the only ones to understand the value of location, location, location. This also applies to Latino and low-income students that hope...

Some Want to Send Latino Kids 'Away.' Kelli Porthan Wants to Send Her Latino Students To College.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 09.11.2013 | Impact
Jesse Kornbluth

Gracias a Dios por Kelli Porthan. For months now, Congress has been debating an immigration bill. Without success, it seems --- every day the passage...

Latino College Graduates: Don't Stop Now

Esther Aguilera | Posted 08.06.2013 | Latino Voices
Esther Aguilera

While many graduates view the end of their studies as the formal transition point from one stage of life to another, the Latino community as a whole would be better served if graduation was looked upon as but one step along an individual's path of lifelong learning, professional development and achievement.

The Urban Teacher's Game Plan for Next Year

Randy Miller | Posted 07.28.2013 | Black Voices
Randy Miller

I've been able to develop a few ways of getting the most out of my students. As you plan for the coming school year, I encourage you to try out some of these suggestions that helped me become a better teacher; I believe some of these will help you become a better teacher as well.

A Test of Our Commitment

Jon Whitmore | Posted 04.16.2013 | College
Jon Whitmore

If you're willing to read the blog of a person who works for ACT, I'm guessing you probably have some college experience. If you attended college, ...

English Learning Students Are Growing Population

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 04.15.2013 | Latino Voices

MIAMI -- Duna Lopez started school in Miami last fall not knowing a single word of English. The 8-year-old girl from Barcelona, Spain, with dark blon...

New Research Shows Positive Interventions Help Latino Students Confront the 'Stereotype Threat'

Michaela Pommells | Posted 05.14.2013 | Latino Voices
Michaela Pommells

Although multicultural education has sometimes proven to be an effective means of supporting the school experiences of students of color, this study shows that psychological intervention has a positive impact on the academic achievement of Latino students.

Nevada School District Proposes Elimination of Written Translation Services for Special Education Students

Michaela Pommells | Posted 05.14.2013 | Latino Voices
Michaela Pommells

The increasing diversity of U.S. students and their families demonstrate the need to develop innovative strategies to encourage meaningful parental involvement. When weighing budget pressures, eliminating ways to engage parents is a step in the wrong direction.

Race Indeed Does Matter in the Classroom

Randy Miller | Posted 05.10.2013 | Black Voices
Randy Miller

There needs to be more of a balance with respect to the racial composition of teachers in urban schools -- we cannot just hire black teachers for history and Latino teachers to teach Spanish. We need teachers of color in the mathematics, science and English content areas as well.