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Tag Results for "Hispanic Education"

Writing for Health and History

I am a writer. I have always written. I come from a family of writers. I have sisters who are masters of poetry and prose. My father who is as unlikely a writer as anyone wrote a few poems in his day. continue reading »

Learning to Love Reading

Most of us learned to read as a child. For some it was quite easy and for others it was more difficult, but eventually we learned this skill so that we can function or even enhance our daily lives. continue reading »

The Job of Parents

As parents we have lots of responsibility for the details of our children’s lives. We cover the basics, food and shelter, which gets harder and harder in this economy, and we have their education. continue reading »

Hoosier Parents May Soon Have More Choice in How Their Children are Educated

School choice supporters rally as state House approves voucher program. The Indiana House of Representatives Wednesday approved a monumental school voucher program continue reading »

Will the seasons ever change?

This time of year, that teasing season between winter and spring, it is hard to believe those of us in the Midwest will ever be warm again. Just as the sun begins to shine and warm our weary bones and you consider getting the kids’ winter coats cleaned and put away for next year, continue reading »

Hispanic Leaders Urge Sen. Reid to Defund Gainful Employment Rule

A National Latina Organization, joined with leading Hispanic organizations and concerned state legislators in urging Senator Reid (D-NV) to stand as a leader for Latinos and fight to defund the Department of Education's controversial "Gainful Employment" rule. continue reading »

Hispanic Leaders Urge Sen. Reid to Defund Gainful Employment Rule

MANA, A National Latina Organization, joined with leading Hispanic organizations and concerned state legislators in urging Senator Reid (D-NV) to stand as a leader for Latinos and fight to defund continue reading »


Serendipity is the ability to find things by chance. It can be good fortune or luck but the emphasis is on the luck or chance part of the finding. continue reading »

The Importance of Friendship

I feel very lucky that some of my friends have been around for more than half of my life. We were friends before marriage and children, as we were just beginning professional lives, and while we struggled to find our way as grownups. We moved away and then moved back; continue reading »

Latina College Scholarship Opportunities Available, Includes Travel to Israel

Following a decade of training and developing the next generation of Latina leaders through its unique Washington DC-based program for college-age women, Latinas Learning to Lead (LLL), continue reading »

Join NCLR in Supporting a Federal Budget that Invests in the Latino Community

On February 14, President Obama released his proposal for the fiscal year 2012 federal budget. We had a preview of what the president would prioritize in his State of the Union address when he called for investments in innovation, education, and infrastructure to jump-start our economy. Given the recent and growing attention to deficit reduction and federal spending, we also anticipated that we would see difficult cuts to various programs in the proposed budget. continue reading »

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 »

SAVE OUR SCHOOLS -SELLING KIDS SHORT: A broken education system threatens America’s growth

A good education is the lifeblood of the American dream. For millions of young Americans, that dream is now in jeopardy because the education system is failing them. 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 »

NCLR’s Thoughts on the State of the Union

Last night, NCLR watched with the rest of the country as President Obama delivered his State of the Union address. For the second year, the president focused on our economic future, stressing the need for job creation and a strengthened economy that will restore the nation’s competitiveness. continue reading »

Hispanic Students in Florida Score Higher on Science Tests

In Florida, most students received below average scores on the national science test, yet the Hispanic students scored higher than the national average. continue reading »

Cash for Grades?

Privately funded programs try paying students to boost achievement. continue reading »

Affirmative Action Bans Have Consequences

As an increasing number of states are banning affirmative action in their institutes of higher education, researchers warn of the negative outcome. It is said that the ban would result in fewer black and Latino students being accepted into the best schools continue reading »

Top Education Officials Critical of North Carolina Ending Busing for Diversity Program

Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, joined others in criticizing North Carolina’s largest school district, located in Wake County, for ending its busing for diversity program. Hispanics are the second larges minority in the county after African-Americans. continue reading »