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

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


Bilingual book publisher creates challenge to get children to not eat sugar for a day

LatinaLista — For many people, sugar is their very first addiction, started when they were children. Whether from eating sugar-coated cereal, licking heaping scoops of ice cream or drinking tall sweet glasses of creamy chocolate milk, children’s taste buds get an early introduction to the sweet ingredient. So a new campaign, A Day Without Sugar,

National sun prevention campaign targets Latino schoolchildren with bilingual message on importance of sunscreen usage

LatinaLista — Though it’s snowing and blustery this week in most parts of the country, summer is just a few weeks away and so is the end of school. That means kids will be playing, swimming and hanging outside more than ever. And if this summer is anything like past summers with record temperatures and


Children’s book benefitting Honduran school creates early introduction to doing social good

LatinaLista — Honduras is a hard country to live in. It ranks as having a murder rate ten times the global average; it is the second poorest country in Central America; and gang violence rivals drug cartels. For a poor child growing up in Honduras, the odds of successfully getting an education is extremely low.

New study give high marks to one charter school system instilling in students practices for academic success

LatinaLista — Charter schools have long been seen by communities of color as the only viable options to a failing public school system. A Stanford University report published in January 2013 found that impoverished black and Latino students especially had stronger learning gains when enrolled in charter schools. Unfortunately, as the same report points out,