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Latino Education

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...

Universities Pledge Support To Improve Higher Education Success Among Latinos

VOXXI | John Benson | Posted 05.09.2014 | Latino Voices

Now that Latino students are attending college at record pace, education activists are turning their attention to graduating ceremonies. Take for i...

Expert Slams 'Education On The Cheap' For Latino Students

VOXXI | John Benson | Posted 03.16.2014 | Latino Voices

VOXXI is dedicated to recognizing those working in the field of education for making a difference and setting the example for our future generation. ...

The Brown Invasion and the Mistrust of Academia

César Vargas | Posted 05.13.2014 | Latino Voices
César Vargas

Education should not solely be used to attain a good job: it opens our minds. That is the best way to break our real and imaginary shackles: mental, physical and spiritual.

This City's Hispanic Graduation Rate Is Soaring

KLAS-TV | Diane Tuazon | Posted 01.28.2014 | Latino Voices

LAS VEGAS -- One of the biggest impacts on the graduation rate is the number of Hispanic students getting diplomas. The report shows a 9.5 percent ...

Boosting Latino Representation Where It Counts

Las Vegas Sun | Andrew Doughman, Paul Takahashi | Posted 12.09.2013 | Latino Voices

At a time when policymakers are increasingly focused on better educating Nevada’s growing Hispanic population, several state and local education boa...

Principal Put On Leave After Trying To Forbid Spanish In Classroom

AP | Posted 12.05.2013 | Latino Voices

HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — A Texas middle school principal has been placed on paid leave after she banned the speaking of Spanish by students while in ...

Arizona Study Highlights Importance Of Investing In Latino Students

Arizona Daily Star | Ernesto Portillo Jr. | Posted 11.22.2013 | Latino Voices

As the Latino population continues to increase in Pima County and in the state, it portends positive dividends for businesses seeking to grow. But at ...

Improving Latino Education In The U.S. Has Economic, Social Benefits

VOXXI | John Benson | Posted 11.07.2013 | Latino Voices

For more than a century the United States was a gigantic ship sailing vigorously with the wind at its back. In recent decades this is no longer the ca...

Worrisome Study Highlights Latino Education Problem

Fresno Bee | Hannah Furfaro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

More California Latinos are getting high school diplomas and entering college than ever before, but many still end up without a four-year degree, acco...

A First-Hand Look At The Challenges And Successes Of Latino Students

NBC Latino | Kristina Puga | Posted 10.25.2013 | Latino Voices

Fast forward a few years, says Bernardo Ruiz, and we will be seeing even more first-generation Latinos changing the political, economic and cultural ...

Texas' Demographic Shift Revealed By SAT Statistic

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.27.2013 | Latino Voices

Latinos have hit a new milestone in Texas. More Latino students than non-Hispanic whites took the SAT last year, marking a first for the southwest...

'Preschool for All' Shouldn't Be 'One-Size-Fits-All'

Sylvia Puente | Posted 11.11.2013 | Latino Voices
Sylvia Puente

As Latinos have the lowest preschool attendance rate of any group in the U.S., there's ample opportunity for the president's call to focus on boosting access for these young learners. There's also urgency.

Pitbull Is Bringing Sexy Back...To School

VOXXI | John Benson | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Miami-based platinum rapper Pitbull is known for hit songs such as “Give Me Anything” and “Feeling This Moment.” On August 19, the 32-year-...

INFOGRAPHIC: Latino Children Have Lowest Preschool Attendance Rate

VOXXI | John Benson | Posted 08.14.2013 | Latino Voices

Latino children are lacking when it comes to early childhood development. The recently released Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual 2013 Kids Coun...

El Futuro2020 Is Now

Christina M. Martínez | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Christina M. Martínez

No more status quo. No more fights at the legislature. And, no more fights within our community. We have a need -- a desperate need to help our Latino students reach their fullest potential.

Ana Maria Benedetti

Eva Longoria: College Graduation Rates For Latinos Aren't Keeping Up With Demographic Changes

HuffingtonPost.com | Ana Maria Benedetti | Posted 07.21.2013 | Latino Voices

NEW ORLEANS -- Eva Longoria wants equal access to higher education for all Latinos. The actress and Latino rights activist spoke about the importan...

Dare to DREAM

Amanda Fernandez | Posted 08.27.2013 | Latino Voices
Amanda Fernandez

As we near the 237th birthday of this great nation, as Americans celebrate with barbeques and parades, my hope is that undocumented children will be able to see themselves as part of the fabric of what our nation is about and all of the things that make this country great.

Is Texas Ready For This Change?

VOXXI | Tony Castro | Posted 06.12.2013 | Latino Voices

Latinos are now the largest ethnic group in Texas public schools, surpassing non-Hispanic whites in Lone Star State enrollment for the first time in h...

U.S. Faces New Education Challenges

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 06.14.2013 | 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...

LATINO NATION: Beyond the Numbers

Tavis Smiley | Posted 06.01.2013 | Latino Voices
Tavis Smiley

When is the last time you saw a stage full of Latino thought-leaders, opinion-makers and influencers who were being asked by the mainstream media about their views on something other than immigration reform?

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.

More Latino Students Take AP Exams, But Many Still Lack Access

VOXXI | Josh Cantor | Posted 02.25.2013 | Latino Voices

The recently released College Board’s 9th annual Advanced Placement – AP Report shows that more than 19 percent of public school graduates in 201...

Hispanic Students Maintain More Stable Grades

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 02.01.2013 | Latino Voices

African American and Hispanic students are more likely to work longer hours when holding a job while attending school, compared to non-Hispanic white ...

Minority Schools Likely To Have More U-Rated Teachers

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 01.15.2013 | Latino Voices

New York teachers who received poor performance ratings during their previous work year are more likely to be found working in high-poverty and high-m...