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Urban Farmist: Giving thanks to those making a “sustainable” difference in our communities

Urban Farmist: Giving thanks to those making a “sustainable” difference in our communities

By Aaron de Leon LatinaLista Later this week, a great number of us will gather around a table with friends and family to give thanks to those we are thankful to and celebrate our many blessings. We will gather around dishes prepared with great love, as we belly up to the table, say our prayers

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Separate But Unequal: Predominantly White Schools Nearly Twice As Likely to Have Superfast Internet Speeds As Predominantly Minority Schools

By Marcella Gadson Broadband & Social Justice A study released last month revealed a significant gap in access to superfast Internet in schools based on race, income, and population density. In a world where access to technology equates to opportunities for success, African American, Hispanic, rural, and low-income students are at a severe disadvantage compared


What It Takes to Become a Hispanic-Serving Institution

By Natalie Gross Latino Ed Beat Since early November, American universities have entered the pool of applicants competing for federal funds to serve Hispanic students better. Colleges looking to secure Title V funds for the Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM and Articulation, and Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans programs must first submit their


New languages re-wire brains of all ages

By Victoria Indivero Futurity “Learning and practicing something, for instance a second language, strengthens the brain,” says Ping Li, professor of psychology, linguistics, and information sciences and technology at Penn State. “Like physical exercise, the more you use specific areas of your brain, the more it grows and gets stronger.” Li and colleagues studied 39


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