National Teacher Appreciation Week: Appreciating and Honoring Our Teachers

National Teacher Appreciation Week: Appreciating and Honoring Our Teachers

It is National Teacher Appreciation Week. Express how much you appreciate the sacrifices and hard work of your teachers. Read on to appreciate them more.

Alumni Commemorates 50th Year of Chicano Student Walkouts in Texas

Scholars, activists, students and alumni remembered the massive Chicano student walkouts that transpired 50 years ago.
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'Added Value' Why Increasing the Number of Latino and Black Public School Teachers Matters

The ratio of teachers from backgrounds shared with their students continues to drop drastically, as the demographic shift in the young population far outpaces any changes in the public school system's hiring of teachers from underrepresented backgrounds. What should be done?
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Total Roll Call: Attendance App Connects Teachers & Parents to Curb Student Truancy

Teachers have a hard time getting students to show up to class, much less on time, especially in underserved communities. Now there's an app that helps educators keep kids on track, by taking a new approach to the old ritual of taking attendance.
Only 23 Percent of Latino Students Ready for College

Low-Income Latino Students Less Likely to Take on Student Debt, Attend College: Report

Low income Latino students are less likely to take on student loan debt, but that's only because they're less likely to attend or complete college. Barriers to higher education make it less likely that Latino students will begin college or take out loans, or easily repay loans when they're acquired.
DREAMers Allowed to Pay In-State Tuition, Arizona Judge Rules

Arizona DACA Recipients Fighting to Keep In-State Tuition Rates

Arizona’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients are fighting to keep their in-state tuition rates.
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Rep. Joaquin Castro Introduces Legislation Calling for Pre-K Funding

Reports have indicated Latinos who attended prekindergarten (pre-k) education showed improved academic and social skills, and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, is hoping to further expand pre-k funding.

Hispanic Groups Call for Improved Latino, English-Learner Focus in Education Civil Rights Bill

Dozens of Latino advocacy groups are requesting congressional and Obama administration leaders to update the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to reflect the Latino community.
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US Latinos Believe Education is One of the Nation's Most Important Issues: Report

A sizable chunk of U.S. Latinos believe education is one of the nation's most important issues. A recent survey of the Latino community offers clear opinions on standardized testing, charter schools, school vouchers, education spending, federal government performance and the direction of K-12 education.

Compulsive Texting Leads to Poor Grades for Girls: Report

Texting, a chief form of communication for teens, millennials and older Americans, could contribute to the academic demise of high school girls. According to a new report published in the journal Psychology of Popular Media Culture, compulsive texting harms the grades of teenage girls.
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Quality Early Childhood Education Impacts Future Employment, Education, Health, Success

Quality early childhood education has a substantial influence on future employment, education and health outcomes, according to a new report published in late September. The research highlighted findings within the Latino community and demonstrated the economic power of investing in early childhood education.
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Quality Early Childhood Education Impacts Future Employment, Education, Health, Success

Quality early childhood education has a substantial influence on future employment, education and health outcomes, according to a new report published in late September. The research highlighted findings within the Latino community and demonstrated the economic power of investing in early childhood education.
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Wealth of Hispanics, Blacks Not Protected by Education: Report

Across all ethnic and racial groups, education is expected to unequivocally boost income and wealth, and "protect" against the pitfalls of economic and financial blows. However, the wealth of Hispanics and Blacks isn't protected by education.
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Student Debt Crisis Solutions: Democratic Senators Introduce Law Protecting Student Loan Borrowers

Senate Democrats have introduced legislation to increase student loan process transparency, especially in deals including a co-signer.
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TURNOUT: Martin O'Malley on Latinos' Top Issues: Immigration, Education, Economy, and Healthcare

Based on Latino Decisions' latest study, more than 13 million Latinos will vote in the 2016 presidential election, and Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley has made strides on connecting with the voting bloc by issues to the community.
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University of California Admits Record Number of Latinos For Second Consecutive Year

The University of California has accepted more Latino students than white students for the second consecutive year. The admittance rate of Latino students appeared to be a reflection to California's racial diversity, as Latino children comprise of the majority of public school students in the state.
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