• Latest AP report says academically ready Latino, African American and Native American students not offered exam

    LatinaLista — The 8th Annual AP Report to the Nation was released today by the College Board and, as would be expected, it showed that more public high school students are opting to take the Advanced Placement (AP) test, and more are passing. Unfortunately, some are failing too. According to the report:...

  • First-ever global peace telesummit targets connecting youth to causes

    LatinaLista — Peace can mean many different things: the end of war and conflicts; the end of school bullying and gang fights; the end of political partisan name-calling; or the not-so-simple act of achieving that higher level known as “inner tranquility.” Yet, regardless of the definition, a lot of people are clueless...

  • White House kicks off jobs program for low-income youth

    LatinaLista — When Congress failed to pass the American Jobs Act, they did more than block yet another proposal by President Obama — they took away the hope millions of teenagers have in finding a job to pay their own bills and help out with school expenses. In these hard economic times,...

  • Latino youth have higher rates of smoking than Hispanic adults

    LatinaLista — January 1 is more than just the first day of a new year. To a lot of people, it’s the start of either recycling old resolutions or making new ones. The two most popular resolutions have historically been losing weight and quitting smoking. In this day and age when smokers...

  • New report finds 6 percent of Latinos reject calling themselves Hispanic, Latino or Spanish

    LatinaLista — It’s an old story. Report after report always shows that Latino immigrants make themselves “sick” assimilating into U.S. society by adopting fastfood habits, workaholic lifestyles, etc. Now comes news that there are some Latino immigrants who are literally losing themselves in their quest to be all-American. Recent research by Amon...

  • Youth an easy target for alcohol brands using social media

    LatinaLista — During the holidays, there are three things most people will have in their homes: wrapped gifts, extra sweets, and alcohol. Just as it’s hard to keep young people from shaking a gift or two or digging into fudge or a stack of buñuelos, it’s hard to keep some young people...

  • First-generation Mexican-American student at UC Santa Barbara accepts White House award

    Amigos8095.com SANTA BARBARA — A UC Santa Barbara student studying ocean ecology accepted the 2010 Presidential Award...

  • 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...

  • 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 —...

  • 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...

  • New report reveals Bronx teens have highest rate in the nation for STDs

    LatinaLista — The Bronx has been christened with a dubious new title — home to the highest teen pregnancy rate of all of the five New York City boroughs. To top it off, Bronx teens don’t just hold the teen pregnancy record for New York City but their rate of sexually transmitted...

  • Though more Latina youth go to college, many drop out before getting their degree

    LatinaLista — The future of this country takes on desperate importance with each passing day given the ongoing debt debate, the continual low educational rankings of our school children compared to their global counterparts and the rising costs of higher education. While some would debate the value of a college degree these days,...

  • Summit stresses Dream Act, advocacy

    By Yanet Pintor The Venture HOUSTON — During their third annual “We Have a Dream Summit” on Saturday, activists from FIEL, an immigrant youth organization, stressed to the audience the existence of the Texas Application for State Financial Aid. Through TASFA, qualified undocumented students are eligible to receive grants and pay in-state college...

  • New report on drug use shows Latino youth choose alcohol over drugs

    LatinaLista — A recent survey about teen drug use published by scientists at Duke University in the November issue of the journal Archives of General Psychiatry had both good news and bad news. The good news is that of the 72,561 adolescents ages 12 to 17 who were surveyed, 63 percent did...

  • New report shows sexual harassment takes its toll on Latino students

    LatinaLista — A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll reveals that half of Republican primary voters don’t care about the charges of sexual harassment levied against GOP presidential nominee Herman Cain. It seems these adults are right in line with a new study on middle and high schoolers who don’t think sexual...

  • Spotlight Nonprofit: Matching college students with business professionals to fulfill career dreams

    LatinaLista — It’s one thing for a child to dream of what they want to be when they grow up, but for many college students, that childhood dream can turn into a state of confusion when faced with reality in college. While college is supposed to be a time to discover yourself,...

  • New student report shows amount of college debt depends on the college and geography

    LatinaLista — These days, many Latino college students and their families are wondering if a college degree is worth all the dinero. The short answer is — Yes! Looking at the breakdown of the unemployed, the website, Department of Numbers, shows that those with a Bachelor’s degree or higher have the lowest...

  • Guest Voz: Helping Latino parents develop strategies to talk to their kids about sex

    LatinaLista — The issue of Latina teen pregnancy is not new. Yet, it is something that is getting renewed attention because of several consequences of teen pregnancy: teens tend to drop out of school; they hold down menial jobs and, on average, the children of teen parents don’t fare any better than...

  • New site turns applying to college into a game

    LatinaLista — Though it may seem that school just barely started, for many high school juniors and seniors it’s the time of year to start thinking about college. For low-income students, the idea of going to college can be overwhelming — for both students and their parents. That’s why the University of...

  • New research shows Latino Millennials are more old-fashioned in morals and attitudes than peers

    LatinaLista — What do young Latino adults really want out of life and who are they? It’s a question that takes center stage in a new study published by Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más cable channel titled Death of the Hispanic Adult Demo as We Know It. According to census findings, US-born...

  • Program “tutors” students to achieve their all in both business and school

    LatinaLista — Students helping one another learn isn’t such a revolutionary idea. Yet, students helping one another learn while getting paid just might be an idea that helps reform education in ways no one imagined. Students Connecting matches student tutors with students who not only need help in a particular subject area —...

  • New report on disparities in student discipline shows there’s no justice for minority and disabled students

    LatinaLista — “Does a policy of kicking “bad kids” out of school so “good kids” can learn really work?” That’s the premise of a new report released today titled Discipline Policies, Successful Schools, and Racial Justice. The report, authored by Daniel J. Losen, director of the new Center for Civil Rights Remedies at...

  • New poll shows Latino parents still hesitant to have “THE sex talk” with their kids

    LatinaLista — A new poll released by New York University’s Silver School of Social Work’s Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) and Planned Parenthood shows that 82 percent of parents are having a “sex talk” with their children. The problem is most of them are not having “THE sex talk.”...

  • Latino students have lowest college completion rates in the nation

    LatinaLista — In 2008, the Commission on Access, Admissions and Success in Higher Education got together to review the educational status of Americans. What the commission saw disturbed them. The US was falling behind other industrialized nations in the number of adults who had post-secondary degrees; more students were dropping out of high...

  • Oral Roberts University to host conference for at-risk Hispanic youth

    By Juan Miret Hispano de Tulsa TULSA, Oklahoma — Two dates. Two groups. Six hundred participants. One auditorium. That’s how Deborah Easter describes the two education and business conferences that are scheduled for Nov. 1 and 3 at Oral Roberts University for Hispanic youth at high risk of dropping out of school....