Education articles

New members of President’s Hispanic education comm. discuss challenges and solutions to reach nation’s Latino students

By Cheryl Aguilar LatinaLista — Grim statistics surrounding Latino educational achievement are often plaguing our community. Latinos have the lowest attainment level of any group in the US; only about half of all Latino students earn their high school diploma on time. Those who do complete high school are only half as likely as their

Bolivia: Teaching children to move beyond asking to be pitied towards showing compassion

By Angie Washington Latina Lista COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA — Pity is the lazy cousin of compassion. A small girl sits on a swing. Not a week has passed since she was removed from an abusive situation and put in the orphanage. Her feet are covered in sores. She must be carried from place to place. One

Mexican education campaign reaches out to Mexican-Americans and migrants for help

LatinaLista — The United States isn’t the only country that has problems with its teachers’ unions. In Mexico, the national teachers’ union — The National Syndicate of Educational Workers — has garnered so much power over the years that a new national campaign to improve the country’s educational policies is calling the union out on