New manual shows suburban teachers that “race matters”

LatinaLista — Who would have thought that educators needed a manual on how to teach children? Well, it seems suburban educators, who are seeing their classrooms become more diversified over the last few years, could use a little guidance — and they got it. The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles wrote a manual specifically for…

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Spotlight Nonprofit: Teaching parents how to “book cuddle” with their children

LatinaLista — Literacy. It’s a word that gauges the future success of our children in school. Children who have an appreciation of reading and learn the basics of sounding out words go on to have success in school. Children who aren’t exposed to books and don’t grasp those early lessons are doomed to feel self-conscious,…

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A lesson that turns into a gift for a young daughter from her migrant father

By Aracelli Astorga LatinaLista Papi’s Gift, by Karen Stanton and illustrated by René King Moreno, tells the story of Graciela, a young girl who lives in a small, Latin American village with her mother and two brothers. Because it has not rained in a very long time, Graciela’s father has reluctantly left the family to…

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Latino parents need to change educational system in San Diego

By Pablo Jaime Sáinz La Prensa San Diego SAN DIEGO — Experts at a recent educational forum agreed that Latino students in the San Diego Unified School District are trailing behind their White counterparts. The forum, which took place at the Jacobs Center on Saturday, May 14, highlighted several key academic areas where Latino students…

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Bolivia: Teaching children to move beyond asking to be pitied towards showing compassion

By Angie Washington Latina Lista COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA — Pity is the lazy cousin of compassion. A small girl sits on a swing. Not a week has passed since she was removed from an abusive situation and put in the orphanage. Her feet are covered in sores. She must be carried from place to place. One…

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