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Migrant students attend Georgia university’s summer camp

Migrant students attend Georgia university’s summer camp

By John Newton La Voz Latina Last month, 24 Georgia middle school students from around the state spent a week living on the campus of Georgia Southern University (GSU) in Statesboro while attending the second annual Georgia Migrant Education Program (MEP) summer camp. They represented immigrant families from six different countries including Mexico, Thailand, Vietnam,


French artist creates first video facade installation in the United States on San Antonio landmark

By Alyssa Bunting La Prensa de San Antonio San Antonio, the magical city of historical landmarks, is giving one of its oldest a facelift with a modern twist using some advanced technology. The San Fernando Cathedral is the oldest functioning sanctuary in the United States and the first church in San Antonio that stands the


Texas’ Hispanic Republicans urged to switch parties

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian AUSTIN — Given what happened with the vote on immigration reform at the Texas GOP Convention last weekend, Hispanic Republicans are being urged to ditch their party and join the Democratic ranks. State Reps. Bobby Guerra, D-McAllen, and Armando Martinez, D-Weslaco, say Hispanic Republicans will find the Democratic Party

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Latino student wins scholarship to Yale University

By John Newton La Voz Latina Forgive Christopher Rios-Villalobos if life seems a little surreal these days. The Latino teen has just graduated with the highest grade-point-average in his class at Swainsboro High School, has been recognized as the star student of Emmanuel County and has been offered scholarships to attend several prestigious Ivy League


NBA Finals bring San Antonio’s Mayor Castro a shot at redemption

By Lea Thompson La Prensa San Antonio — As the Spurs enter the NBA Finals season, all bets are back on. The Miami-Dade County Mayor’s office confirmed to La Prensa that Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez planned to wager another bet with San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro. Last year, the intense rivalry between the


Founder of one of the most successful charter schools in nation shares 3 suggestions on helping students achieve academic success

By Mike Feiberg La Voz de Austin The debate over public education in Texas has been loud and heated. There’s nothing wrong with that, as long as we debate productively. But we’ve been bogged down in trivial fights that have prevented us from finding real solutions. If we want to set children up for success