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Whose Job is it?

How do you know when someone has not only heard what you have to say but actually understood your message? Is it your job, the sender of the message, to make sure the receiver of the message has understood your message in the way you intended? continue reading »

Challenging Routines and Beliefs

It is very easy to get caught up in the rhythms of our day. We get comfortable with the requirements of home and work, family and friends continue reading »

Turning Around the Nation’s Lowest-Performing Schools

Across the country, states and school districts are focusing on turning around the nation’s lowest-performing schools. continue reading »

Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21Century- Harvard Study

The American system for preparing young people to lead productive and prosperous lives as adults is clearly badly broken. continue reading »

At Least a Dozen Students Arrested in Puerto Rico University

At least a dozen students have been arrested at the University of Puerto Rico, where activists and officials quarrel over a $800 fee that officials want to institute to "help close a gaping budget deficit;" Officials say the University's budget started the year with a $2 billion dollar deficit. continue reading »

Violence and Language

It is hard to not to be thinking about the violence that recently took place in Arizona. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of those who were present at the shooting, but I am also thinking of us, the American public, as a whole. continue reading »

CPS announces Bilingual and World Language Initiative

Program will seek to redefine traditional language education. Chicago Public Schools today announced the launch of the Bilingual Education and World Language (BEWL) initiative continue reading »

Pilsen Education Summit Summary

The Pilsen Education Summit is organized by PNCC, in collaboration with members of the Pilsen Education Task Force – of the Pilsen Planning Committee, comprised of schools, community based organizations, colleges & universities, as well as parents. continue reading »

The Importance of Failure

Most of us we cringe and try to hide our failures, keeping them to ourselves. We think it is something to be embarrassed about or something to put out of our minds. We want to forget that failing experience continue reading »

Pilsen Education Summit Summary

The Pilsen Education Summit is organized by PNCC, in collaboration with members of the Pilsen Education Task Force – of the Pilsen Planning Committee, comprised of schools, community based organizations, colleges & universities, as well as parents. continue reading »

Educating Future U.S. Immigrants Cost Mexico $81 billion

Between the years of 1994 and 2008, Mexico spent $81 billion educating the part of its population that immigrated to the United States, said a BBVA Bancomer report released Monday. continue reading »

EDUCATION: 4th Annual Pilsen Education Summit at Juarez Community

On October 23, Pilsen Neighbors Community Council (PNCC), will be presenting the 4th Annual Pilsen Education Summit. continue reading »

Latinos in U.S. Charter Schools

A joint report released by the Center for American Progress (CAP) and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) examines how charter schools are improving educational outcomes for a growing number of Latino and English language learner (ELL) students. continue reading »

Fully Bilingual and Bi-literate Predominantly Immigrant School Ranked Tops in the Nation

A duel immersion publically chartered school where children are fully bilingual by fourth grade has proven to be one of the best in the country. With a population of more than 95% Hispanic, 71% of the students qualify for free or reduced lunches, El Sol in Santa Ana California is beating all the odds. continue reading »

Recent Tests in Connecticut Reveal Improvements for Hispanic Students

Hispanic and Black students in Connecticut's school systems continue to narrow their academic achievement gap in math and reading skills. continue reading »

Summer Reading Tips for Parents

Read early and read often. The early years are critical to developing a lifelong love of reading. It's never too early to begin reading to your child! The tips below offer some fun ways you can help your child becomea happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child. continue reading »

Students Draw Attention to Unfair Tuition Rates for the Undocumented

State laws differ on how illegal immigrants are treated for tuition rates at state universities. California, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin all allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates. Other states like Massachusetts require illegal immigrants to pay out of state tuition rates, which increase costs by thousands of dollars and make it impossible continue reading »