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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 »

“Teach for America” Celebrates Largest Teaching Corps of Latinos

“Teach for America” Celebrates Largest Teaching Corps of Latinos

Today Teach for America announced that it has more than 600 Latinos serving high-need schools this academic year. Teach for America develops a diverse corps of outstanding individuals of all academic disciplines to commit two years to teach in high-need schools – this year 600 Hispanics are part of that mission. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: 4 Facts About Hispanic College Students

INFOGRAPHIC: 4 Facts About Hispanic College Students

According to a recent U.S. Census Bureau report, Hispanics have seen a staggering increase in college enrollment in the last year while overall college enrollment has declined. continue reading »

Riot Police Called to Remove Teachers From Mexico City Square

Riot Police Called to Remove Teachers From Mexico City Square

Mexican police cleared the main square in this capital of educators protesting the enactment of a teacher evaluation scheme they slam as "punitive." The operation was launched Friday afternoon after the thousands of teachers, members of the CNTE union, were given an ultimatum by authorities to peacefully abandon the capital's massive Zocalo plaza. continue reading »

Chilean Students Call For an End to Pinochet Education Model

Chilean Students Call For an End to Pinochet Education Model

Tens of thousands of students marched here Thursday to demand an end to the educational system inherited from late dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet as Chile prepares to mark the 40th anniversary of the coup that brought him to power. continue reading »

REPORT: Hispanic College Enrollment Up by 15 Percent; Surpasses that of Whites

REPORT: Hispanic College Enrollment Up by 15 Percent; Surpasses that of Whites

According to a new report by the U.S. Census bureau Hispanic college enrollment increased by 15 percent from 2011-to-2012 while overall college enrollment declined. continue reading »