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11 Tips for Undocumented Students Applying to College

11 Tips for Undocumented Students Applying to College

By Alexandra Rice NerdScholar Imagine growing up working hard in elementary, middle and high school only to realize that you probably can’t go on to college. For many undocumented students, this is their reality — or at least what they believe it is due to a lack of clear information. Of the approximately 65,000 undocumented


California Takes on Harsh Discipline and Academic Inequities for Black, Latino Students

By Susan Ferriss Juvenile Justice Information Exchange As the national debate over childhood inequities sharpens, recent developments in California highlight struggles over practices critics say deprive some kids of quality class time and fuel a “school-to-prison pipeline.” New state legislation on discipline and truancy — along with lawsuits — are at the heart of these


The Role of Urban Murals and Graffiti in Historic Preservation

By Daniel Ronan PreservationNation “Morally, there needs to be a defense of public art,” says Hector Duarte, an accomplished Mexican-American muralist and painter sitting in his Chicago home and studio of fifteen years. Pilsen, his neighborhood, has been squarely Latino since the mid-1960s, and has been a haven for exploring the mural as an artistic


Urban Farmist: San Antonio Food Bank on mission to turn city’s food deserts into small healthy food oases

By Aaron de Leon LatinaLista Several years ago, I volunteered to join a caravan of recreational vehicles being driven half way across the country. Somewhere near the Mexico-Texas border, one of the vehicles had some trouble. We contacted a local mechanic who led us to his shop in what literally seemed like the very middle