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Video: Unique student housing initiative ensures Latino students graduate from college

Video: Unique student housing initiative ensures Latino students graduate from college

LatinaLista — May is the month for graduations. Yet, not all students just graduate from school. Some students in Chicago also graduate from student housing, if they were part of the special La Casa student housing initiative. Founded two years ago by the Resurrection Project, La Casa student housing provides low-income students a full service


U.S. Departments of Justice & Education join forces reminding school administrators to enroll undocumented students

LatinaLista — The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice joined forces to release a revised “Dear Colleague Letter” reminding elementary and high school administrators to not prevent undocumented children from enrolling in their schools. The revisions are clarifications to a “Dear Colleague Letter” released in 2011 and make it very clear to administrators that they


Video: Documentary sounding the bell over deepening crisis of student debt

LatinaLista — Student debt is a growing crisis that doesn’t just threaten the affordability of getting a college degree today but endangers the future of the nation’s economy. With so many young people already in thousands of dollars in debt by the time they graduate, it hinders their abilities to buy a home or have


New education report underscores the still existing void of Latino degree-holders

LatinaLista — The face of today’s public schools, in the majority of states, is a student of color. In the U.S., 22 percent of the K-12 population is Latino. Yet, it can’t be repeated often enough that too few Latinos ever make that transition from mandatory schooling to higher education. In fact: For the U.S.


Multi-million dollar scholarship movement launches granting “The Dream” to more DREAMers

LatinaLista — According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 15 state legislatures have passed in-state tuition for undocumented students. What that means is that students who grew up believing they were just like their elementary and high school classmates can actually be just like their college classmates and pay the same rate of in-state


Video: Puerto Rican astrophysicist set to inspire next generation to reach for the stars with new science show

LatinaLista — Before cosmologist Stephen Hawking captured global attention with his theories about the universe, there was another cosmologist by the name of Carl Sagan. Rivaled only by oceanographer Jacques Cousteau in making science interesting and relevant to the common person, Brooklyn-born Carl Sagan brought the wonder and mystery of the universe into people’s homes