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September 2014 Archives

News Taco: Every Week is Banned Books Week for Chicanos.

News Taco: Every Week is Banned Books Week for Chicanos.

Every week is banned books week for Chicanos. continue reading »

Mass Exodus of Teachers in Cuba, 7,000 Left Profession Last Year

Mass Exodus of Teachers in Cuba, 7,000 Left Profession Last Year

The exodus of teachers from the classrooms is one of the problems facing Cuba's educational system, with 6,938 educators quitting during the 2013-2014 academic year, according to government figures published Monday in the weekly Trabajadores. continue reading »

Mexico is Only OECD Country Where Work Trumps School Among Youth

Mexico is Only OECD Country Where Work Trumps School Among Youth

Mexicans between the ages of 15 and 29 will spend an average 6.4 years working and 5.3 years studying, according to a report released Tuesday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. continue reading »

STUDY: Spanish Speakers Express Themselves More Positively

STUDY: Spanish Speakers Express Themselves More Positively

Spanish-speakers tend to express themselves in a more positive way than do the speakers of other languages, according to a study published by the University of Vermont. continue reading »

Cuba Experiencing a Teacher Shortage as School Year Begins

Cuba Experiencing a Teacher Shortage as School Year Begins

Cuba begins Monday its 2014-2015 school year with almost 2 million students in 10,366 schools and close to 172,000 teachers, 93 percent of the number that administrators say are needed. continue reading »