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First-generation Mexican-American student at UC Santa Barbara accepts White House award SANTA BARBARA — A UC Santa Barbara student studying ocean ecology accepted the 2010 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring from President Obama on Monday, Dec. 12, on behalf of Ocean Discovery Institute. This is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government for efforts that advance those fields of

Educational report cites anti-immigrant hysteria among factors affecting Latino students’ success in school

LatinaLista — For the first time, a study on how well Latino students are doing in school takes into account the impact of anti-immigrant hysteria sweeping the country. The study, Today’s Promise, Tomorrow’s Future: The Social and Educational Factors Contributing to the Educational Outcomes of Hispanics in Urban Schools, published by the Council of the

Latinos outdo everyone else in using mobile technology

LatinaLista — Though the bad economy has hit Latinos especially hard, a new study shows just how flexible we are in adapting to what some people would consider “adverse” circumstances. The report Minorities More Active on Mobile Web published by eMarketer confirmed what other independent studies have been documenting all along — Latinos and blacks

Over 20,000 Latino children waiting to be adopted as National Adoption Month winds down

LatinaLista — November is National Adoption Month. As of Sept. 2010, according to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) report, there were 408,425 children in the foster care system. Latino children comprised over 84,000 who were in the foster care system in 2010; a little over 11,000 were adopted. It’s reported