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Hispanic Students Overcoming Barriers

Hispanic Students Overcoming Barriers

When a new student enters Becky Young’s class, she starts as if they were in kindergarten — no matter what their age. “We start with pictures,” the 20-year veteran of Springfield City Schools said Friday. Young is the only English as a Second Language teacher in Springfield City Schools, working with five ESL tutors and 140 students. continue reading »

NCLR to Host First-Ever Latino Focused Workforce Development Conference

NCLR to Host First-Ever Latino Focused Workforce Development Conference

NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, will hold its 2010 Workforce Development Conference—“¡Listo! Preparing Latino Workers for the New Economy” continue reading »

NASA and Univision Collaborate to Engage Hispanic Students

NASA and Univision Collaborate to Engage Hispanic Students

NASA and Univision Communications Inc. are teaming up to launch an on-air and online initiative to help engage Hispanic students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. continue reading »

Challenging Yourself and Setting Personal Goals

Challenging Yourself and Setting Personal Goals

For most of us getting through the day and the week, with all the responsibilities and routine ups and downs, is challenging enough. We get caught up in the activities of daily life and keeping up with the demands of our family and friends. But when we are focused only on the present we miss opportunities to plan for the future, and because of that we will remain in that same present space. continue reading »

iApps for Bilingual Children

iApps for Bilingual Children

SpaniglishBaby has just identified a collection of iApplications that will keep your bilingual child entertained by providing a range of things from stories to games to smiles. continue reading »

Database of All Versions of the Spanish Language Coming to Internet in 2011

The first sizeable database of spoken Spanish will be on the Internet in 2011, 15 years after the birth of a unique project of international cooperation in the field of linguistics, in which continue reading »

U.S. Army Champions Hispanic Higher Education

The U.S. Army today reinforced its ongoing support for Hispanic higher education through its sponsorship of the 2010 Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Annual Conference. At the conference – Sept. 18-20 in San Diego continue reading »

Three Keys to Convincing Your Kids They Must Learn Spanish

Three Keys to Convincing Your Kids They Must Learn Spanish

For many reasons that are largely out of my control, my two older children from my previous marriage Jonathan (10) and Elena (6) are currently not as bilingual as they should be. They understand a lot of Spanish but they barely speak it. Having been raised to be fully bilingual has been such a blessing for me that it drives me crazy to think they may not end up fully bilingual. continue reading »

How We Learn

How We Learn

When I was almost 50 years old I learned to ride a horse. I was never particularly athletic; I grew up when girls really didn’t sweat. But my oldest daughter wanted to ride and so she convinced her father to give me riding lessons for Mother’s Day thinking if I rode she might be able to ride. And of course she was right. She became an excellent rider and I can, well let’s say I can ride a gentle well trained horse. continue reading »

Fellowships Available for Recent Hispanic Law School Graduates

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is pleased to announce a partnership with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) to provide a meaningful fellowship opportunity continue reading »

College Enrollment is Up, but Graduation Rates are Falling

College Enrollment is Up, but Graduation Rates are Falling

College enrollment in the United States is rising. Over 70 percent of high school graduates enroll in college, including rapid increases in community colleges. But graduation rates are falling. Until about 1980 the completion rate was rather high and our young adults led the world in obtaining college degrees. A report by the College Board now ranks the United States as 12th, behind Canada, Belgium, South Korea and others. continue reading »

University of Texas of El Paso Named Top MBA School for Hispanics

University of Texas of El Paso Named Top MBA School for Hispanics

Based on the percentage of Hispanic enrollment in graduate business schools, Hispanic Business Magazine has once again identified the top schools for Hispanics and this year the honor went to the University of Texas at El Paso followed by New York University and the University of Texas at Austin. continue reading »

Teach For America Celebrates Its Hispanic Teachers During Hispanic Heritage Month

Teach For America Celebrates Its Hispanic Teachers During Hispanic Heritage Month

During Hispanic Heritage Month, Teach For America celebrates the accomplishments of its Hispanic corps members and alumni, who are working to ensure that their students have the educational opportunities they deserve. In its 20 years of existence, the organization has reached more than 3 million students in low-income communities, almost half of whom are Hispanics. Aida Flores and Marco Martinez are among those whose lives have been impacted by Teach For America in extraordinary ways. continue reading »

Colgate-Palmolive Partners with Hispanic Scholarship Fund to Kick Off ‘Haz La U’

Colgate-Palmolive Partners with Hispanic Scholarship Fund to Kick Off ‘Haz La U’

Colgate-Palmolive will celebrate September’s Hispanic Heritage Month with the kick-off of this year’s “Haz la U” (“Make the U”) scholarship program. In partnership with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Colgate’s “Haz la U” will award educational grants to eligible Hispanic-American students pursuing higher education. continue reading »

Start the School Year Off Right

Start the School Year Off Right

Start the School Year Off Right! Back to school is a great time to start your kids off with healthy habits. Plan healthy meals and snacks, and find afterschool activities that will keep everyone moving. continue reading »