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New education report shows while school has changed, it remains the same in putting Latinos and blacks at risk for failure

LatinaLista — Just how bad the economy is depressing the job market for teenagers became crystal clear in a new report issued by the National Center for Education Statistics. The Condition of Education 2012 shows that high school student employment is at its lowest since 1990 — in 2010, only 16 percent of high school

Pool safety campaigns highlight Latino and black children’s high risk for drownings

LatinaLista — Temperatures are warming up. School is winding down. Kids are looking forward to doing their favorite summer activity — swimming. Unfortunately for too many Latino children swimming can be a death trap. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 62 percent of Latino children and 70 percent of black children between the

With food allergies on the rise, more parents push for legislation to keep their kids safe in school

By Susan Tharp LatinaLista A recent study found that one in 13 children in America suffer from food allergies. Unlike other childhood medical conditions, there is no cure for food allergies and they can linger an entire lifetime. What makes food allergies even more challenging is that trace amounts of a food allergen can cause

California stems summer learning loss among disadvantaged students with new educational campaign

LatinaLista — Summer break is only a few weeks away for most school children in the U.S. and while it’s the time of year every kid looks forward to, summer always brings mixed feelings from adults. For example, though parents enjoy the break from a rigid schedule, they worry about keeping their kids occupied with