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Understanding the Label “English-Language Learner”

Understanding the Label “English-Language Learner”

If a U.S. student learning English were to drive across the country, he would find that in some states he would be classified an “English-language learner,” eligible to receive extra support. In other states, the same student would not qualify for the special designation—or the additional help. continue reading »

Harvard Hosts Center for Study of Spanish in the U.S.

Harvard Hosts Center for Study of Spanish in the U.S.

Spain's Instituto Cervantes and Harvard University presented Friday a center for the study of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures in the United States. continue reading »

What is Supreme Court Saying About Affirmative Action

What is Supreme Court Saying About Affirmative Action

The nation’s highest court weighed affirmative action once again on Tuesday, this time hearing arguments about whether voters should be allowed to ban consideration of race and other factors in public education and public employment. continue reading »

Cuban Newspaper Criticizes Teachers Charging for Tutoring

Cuban Newspaper Criticizes Teachers Charging for Tutoring

Cuban Communist Party daily Granma complained Friday that some salaried teachers are breaking the law by charging fees for individual tutoring. continue reading »

High School Seniors Can Now Apply for Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

High School Seniors Can Now Apply for Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

Latino high school seniors across the United States can apply to the 15th Annual Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards at www.HispanicHeritage.org by Tuesday, October 15, 2013. The Youth Awards program is presented by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and their sponsors (see below for sponsors and for which categories the students can apply). continue reading »

How to Get More Latinos in Technology Sector

How to Get More Latinos in Technology Sector

In 2010, statistics from the National Science Foundation showed that “Latino males represented only 4% of scientists and engineers, while Latina women were only 2%.” continue reading »

Promoting Spanish as Preferred International Business Language

Promoting Spanish as Preferred International Business Language

The Cervantes Institute and the Royal Spanish Academy, or RAE, to use its Spanish-language acronym, are aspiring to establish Spanish as the second-most-used language in international communication and are pushing for setting up an action unit to achieve it, the directors of the two institutions - Victor Garcia de la Concha and Jose Manuel Blecua, respectively - said. continue reading »

Latino Students Complain of Unfair Treatment at North Carolina University

Latino Students Complain of Unfair Treatment at North Carolina University

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights is investigating complaints from Latino students about unfair treatment at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, the News & Record newspaper said Thursday. continue reading »

Critically Acclaimed Book “Dreaming in Cuban” Banned in Arizona Public Schools

Critically Acclaimed Book “Dreaming in Cuban” Banned in Arizona Public Schools

The Arizona public schools continue their quest to rid the public schools of ‘subversive’ Latino literature. Their latest efforts at censorship involves the critically acclaimed “Dreaming in Cuba” by Cristina Garcia. continue reading »

Crossing the Border to Go to School

Crossing the Border to Go to School

When classes end for the day at Columbus Elementary School in this tiny desert town, roughly three-quarters of the students board buses to return to their homes — in Mexico. continue reading »