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Guest Voz: Oklahoma Latinos setting the record straight after outrageous local news reporting says undocumented immigrants work for Mexican cartels

Guest Voz: Oklahoma Latinos setting the record straight after outrageous local news reporting says undocumented immigrants work for Mexican cartels

By Juan Miret LatinaLista On February 3, 2014, two CBS stations and affiliates in Oklahoma – News on 6 in Tulsa and News on 9 in Oklahoma City – aired a story connecting the increase of the undocumented population in the state, with the local activity of Mexican drug cartels. No specific numbers, no formal

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Closing the literacy achievement gap by ‘re-gifting’ the love of reading

By Stephen Krashen Language Magazine There is overwhelming evidence that those who live in poverty have little access to books at home, in schools, and in public and school libraries, and that the lack of access to books impacts literacy development and also results in less knowledge of the world. Research, in fact, strongly suggests

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Internet abuzz with news of “alien” Peruvian Paracas skulls

By Rachel Chase Peru This Week The strange 3,000-year-old elongated skulls from Paracas have been submitted to genetic analysis— and the results are rather puzzling. The strangely-shaped Paracas skulls, first discovered in 1924 by Peruvian archaeologist Julio C. Tello, have long entranced both archaeology buffs and UFO believers alike. Now, a recent announcement from Paracas

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Latina sisters launch after-school fitness program for other kids in their community

SaludAmerica! Growing Healthy Change San Antonio sisters Makayla Esparza, 9, and Alyssa Esparza, 8, led largely inactive lifestyles. They saw a weight-loss contest on TV and decided to get active and help others get active, but they didn’t know of any afterschool programs to join and they didn’t have anyone to be active with. This

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Intrn’l Video: Cleaning up Guatemala’s water supplies — one hike at a time

LatinaLista — For portions of the United States, there is now a greater appreciation for clean, drinkable water. From Virginia to California, the value of water has taken on more importance with ever more sources under threat. For the vast majority of Americans, this is a new phenomenon but not in countries like Guatemala. Ninety

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Stanford study reveals Spanish-speakers learning to read don’t “just sound it out”

Futurity If faced with an unknown word, young readers in the United States are often advised to “just sound it out.” When using this strategy to help decode written words, learners rely not only on knowledge of letters and sounds but also upon the understanding that each word can be broken down into component sounds,

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