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Tag Results for "Latino Education"

Why Aren’t Many Latino Parents Involved in Their Child’s School?

The first point to make here is that there is a difference between not being involved in your child’s school and not being involved in your child’s education. continue reading »

My Child is in Middle School- When Should I Consider College?

Many students attend a four-year college after high school graduation. They earn a degree once they have completed a program of study. A four-year college usually offers a bachelor’s degree in the arts (e.g., English, history, drama) or sciences (e.g., biology, computer science, engineering). Some four-year colleges offer advanced degrees such as a master’s or other graduate degree. continue reading »

Sam’s Club to Give $100,000 in Scholarships to Students Attending Hispanic Serving Institutions

Sam's Club, in partnership with DiversityInc, is offering sophomores and juniors enrolled full-time at a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) the chance to win $100,000 to pay for their education. continue reading »

Bullying Prevention and Response

For children and youth to thrive in their schools and communities, they need to feel safe and be safe — socially, emotionally, and physically. They need to feel as if they belong, and they need to feel valued. Youth, parents, schools, communities, continue reading »

U of I Awarded National Science Foundation Grant to Mentor Latino Students

Latino faculty at the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) are taking the lead to mentor the next generation of Latino scientists through a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant recently awarded to Gustavo Caetano-Anollés, Sandra Rodriguez Zas, Maria Villamil, and Jesse Thompson. continue reading »

New Mexico Hispanic Students lag White Students in Reading and Math Consistently for Six Years

A report released by the New Mexico Public Ed Dept that analyzed data to evaluate what was working and what was not in the education of Hispanic students. According to the report, the academic reading proficiency for Hispanic students stood at 47.9 percent, compared to 69.1 percent for white students. continue reading »

Good Cheer

During this holiday season I wish you good cheer, a prosperous and healthy new year, and family and friends to share in your bounty. I am someone who takes stock of where I am metaphorically speaking at the end of each year. continue reading »

Holidays and Travel

Right this moment I am writing from a hotel in Warsaw Poland. I am here to facilitate further cooperation between my university National-Louis University and a Polish school in southeastern Poland, continue reading »

STUDY: Higher Education Needs More Focus on Latinos in Science, Technology, Math

A recently released report co-written by a University of California, Riverside (UCR) professor argues that more attention needs to be placed on finances to increase the number of Latino students graduating in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. continue reading »

Hard Work, Tough Lessons

In light of the rampant xenophobia in this country, I reflect on the lessons that I learned as a tween day laborer many years ago. Working alongside Latino immigrant men during a hot summer in Malibu, I learned firsthand the trials and tribulations of manual labor. continue reading »