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Latino groups gear up for final battle with TX State Board of Education

LatinaLista – On the heels of Arizona abolishing ethnic studies curriculum for their students, the final phase of the next most controversial action against ethnic contributions to state and national history is about to take place. On Wednesday, May 19, numerous representatives of the Latino community will give testimony in Austin, Texas as to why the Social

Guest Voz: Study finds certain college texts largely ignore Latino contributions

By Drs. Jessica Lavariega-Monforti & Adam McGlynn LatinaLista — On May 11, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law a bill targeting the teaching of ethnic studies. Under the new law, any school district will lose ten percent of its state financing if it offers classes “designed for students of a particular ethnic group, advocates

Spotlight Non-profit: Giving every low-income child a chance to own their First Book

LatinaLista– “Eighty percent of preschool and after-school programs serving low-income populations have no age-appropriate books for the children they serve. Millions of children spend thousands of hours every week in programs and schools that are starving for resources necessary to improve educational quality.” This was the sad discovery, Kyle Zimmer, a corporate lawyer made one

Dia de los Niños celebrates the love of reading among Latino children

LatinaLista– According to the Nation’s Report Card: Reading 2009, Latino children in both 4th and 8th grades showed improvement in their reading skills. Yet, there still exists a reading score gap between White and Latino children — 230 vs. 205 — which illustrates that there is still a need for literacy to be promoted within

Plain and simple language dispels the myths and fears Latinas have of taking charge of their health

LatinaLista — For too long in the medical community, it’s been believed that when it comes to meeting the health needs of women, a “one-size-fits-all approach” suffices. Though Latinas, as most women, instinctively knew that philosophy was just plain wrong, few ever challenged it as thoroughly and matter-of-factly as Dr. Jane Delgado does in her