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New campaign strives to create a ‘Preschool Nation’

New campaign strives to create a ‘Preschool Nation’

LatinaLista — During the recent government shutdown, the generous $10 million donation by the Houston billionaire couple to re-fund Headstart programs across the country highlighted the importance of quality preschool programs. Aside from the obvious research showing the educational advantages a child receives who attends pre-school — starts school ready to tackle academics, refines motor

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Latina scientists needed to move scientific knowledge forward

By Nicole Hernández Hammer LatinaLista Last week I was at a meeting of community organizers to discuss engagement of Miami’s Hispanic communities on climate change. At the end of the meeting one of the attendees came up to me and said I was the first woman scientist whom she had ever met. I was surprised

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Video: Innovators share ideas on transforming the future of learning — so everyone learns

LatinaLista — What will the future of learning look like? Will it be done in schools? Will it be done virtually? Will there be teachers or holographic images? Will there be textbooks? The questions, along with, the possibilities, are endless but one thing is certain — the way people learn has to change. Our changing

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Video: Three college students examine the issue of rising student debt in documentary “Scholarslip”

LatinaLista — The findings from the latest GALLUP poll reveals that most employed Americans (57%) say the work they do doesn’t require a college degree. It’s a question that haunts many college students sinking deeper into student debt these days as they weigh the value of a college education. Three particular students: Alex, Tara and

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The Cousteau legacy strives to empower Latino students to create healthy environments

LatinaLista — For one generation, the surname of Cousteau reignites memories of mini subs,deep sea diving and nature’s wonders that lie beneath the sea. For another generation, the name is just a name — in French. Sadly, the vast majority of today’s youth don’t know about the work of Jacques Yves Cousteau but they, along

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Video: The connection between language and wealth

LatinaLista — South African entrepreneur Phiwayinkosi Mbuyazi made a simple but profound discovery about how to bridge the wealth gap. According to Mbuyazi, all it takes is language. Mbuyazi spoke at TEDxSoweto 2012 explaining that it’s the indigenous languages of a country that illustrate the wealth of the nation but it’s the education delivered in

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