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Families asked to sign pledge in debut of National Brush Day campaign

Families asked to sign pledge in debut of National Brush Day campaign

LatinaLista — A quarter of all Latinos live in poverty. Aside from that being a sad statistic what it implies is even scarier — people at greater risk for disease. Before the Affordable Care Act, living at or below the poverty line meant doctors nor dentists were seen for preventative care but for treatment of

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Video: Second and third graders create exhibit examining “Immigration Through the Eyes of Children”

LatinaLista — Though the issue of immigration has sporadically dominated the headlines over the last few years, there’s still a segment of the population for whom the issue doesn’t mean a whole lot — children. Unless a child has seen his/her parents actually entangled in the process, immigration is just a word. However, a group


Survey finds low-income children more likely to watch TV than read a book

LatinaLista — A person, no matter how old they are, can count on their fingers to help them add and subtract but there’s no body part that can be used to help someone read. Reading comes from recognizing letters, knowing their sounds and putting it all together to form words and sentences — skills that


Over sixty percent of Latino children at risk for pool drownings

LatinaLista — Summer is only a couple of weeks away but already parts of the country are experiencing uncomfortably hot temperatures launching most kids into daydreams of flippers, sunscreen and swimming pools. For those kids who can swim, it’s just another summer of fun in the sun but for those who don’t, it’s a 50/50


Complaint Alleges Pre-K Program Requires Proof of U.S. Citizenship

By Katherine Leal Unmuth Latino Ed Beat The Southern Poverty Law Center has sent a complaint letter to the administrator of the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Head Start program, alleging that the organization has illegally demanded proof of U.S. citizenship from Latino families seeking to register their 3-year-olds in the program. The letter addressed to the


Children’s Book Week celebrates youth literature but needs to do more to highlight authors of color

LatinaLista — Since 1919, an official time has been set aside to celebrate children’s books. This week marks the 94th anniversary of Children’s Book Week, (May 13-17). The week is highlighted by a variety of literacy activities and readings held in over 50 cities. It’s also the time that young readers learn which of their