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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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LatinaLista — Every summer, in a different city across the nation, the National Council of La Raza, or NCLR, hosts their annual national conference. Town Hall and workshop discussions on a variety of topics of interest to Latinos and featuring the appearance of notable politicians, celebrities, community activists, students, academics, professionals and concerned Latino citizens […]

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LatinaLista — This weekend in Washington DC, educators, school administrators, community activists, law enforcement and students from across the country are getting together for the first-ever national conference to talk about what can be done to stop funneling so many students into the juvenile justice system for misbehaving in school. The more popular term is […]

LatinaLista — Though pundits, mainstream media and the political parties themselves have been obsessed over the push-and-pull direction of the Latino vote in this presidential election, one of the real issues that matters is being ignored — kinda. The issue is the future of the Latino community and the nation. Not as it relates to today’s […]

LatinaLista — Many college students across the country are beginning to settle into a routine for the new school year. For those at universities, the first football game of the season has been played which always signals that school has officially begun. For many undocumented students, this school year signifies a milestone in their lives. […]

LatinaLista — The 2012-2013 school year is barely underway and two separate and disturbing analyses of the nation’s public education system released today underscore that the continuing challenge facing students of color in their quest for academic success lies outside student control. For the first time, data is available showing what schools are spending on […]

LatinaLista — It’s long been known that Latino and black students suffer the brunt of school suspensions and juvenile detention. Today, the Civil Rights Project released a study Opportunities Suspended: The Disparate Impact of Disciplinary Exclusion from School which reports: National suspension rates show that 17%, or 1 out of every 6 Black school- children […]

LatinaLista — A New York Times article points out that in the rush to bridge the digital divide — giving low-income families access to computers and other high-tech tools to access online resources — it has created an unintended consequence, the “time-wasting gap.” As access to devices has spread, children in poorer families are spending considerably […]

LatinaLista — Mitt Romney is doing his best these days to keep up with President Obama in reaching out to Latino voters. Obviously, someone on his campaign realized that Latino voters can be a deciding factor in who wins the election in November. It was announced today that Romney accepted an invitation by the National Association […]

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, there’s no doubt […]

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 tuition. “People think […]

LatinaLista — Last month on the campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), scientists and researchers gathered for the 2011 Neuroscience Symposium: The Bilingual Brain. Among the many issues tackled at the day-long event was one that faces many teachers, students and families on a daily basis: When learning math, does it […]

LatinaLista — This week, the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress’s (NAEP) Nation’s Report Card was released for math and reading. This year’s study of fourth and eighth graders’ math and reading scores didn’t reveal a whole lot, other than the nation can take comfort in knowing that overall our children aren’t doing any worse […]

LatinaLista — While all Latino parents want to see their children succeed in school, not all recognize the signs that point to learning disabilities. Even worse, they may not know where to find information that can help them and their children — especially Spanish-speaking parents. This week, the National Center for Learning Disabilities made their website’s […]