English-Speaker Sues College Over Spanish Use in Classroom
English-Speaker Sues College Over Spanish Use in Classroom
By Amaris Castillo | 07/22/2013 - 11:32

A nursing student has filed a lawsuit against an Arizona community college over allegations that she was suspended for asking Spanish-speaking peers to speak English in class. According to Huffington Post Latino Voices, Anglo nursing student Terri Bennett alleges that Pima Community College violated Arizona’s state constitution.


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Eva Longoria Speaks Up on Education At NCLR Conference
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/22/2013 - 10:01

The National Council of la Raza (NCLR) conference is going on right now in New Orleans, and Eva Longoria stooped by over the weekend to sit as part of a panel speaking on the importance of education.


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Manuela Hernandez Graduates from School at 100 Years Old
100-Year-Old Abuelita Finally Graduates From School!
By Amaris Castillo | 06/28/2013 - 12:39

An abuelita is now a graduate! According to MSN Now, 100-year-old Manuela Hernandez has finally graduated from elementary school.

Hernandez, who hails from Mexico’s Oaxaca state, had to drop out of school after just one year because her family needed additional support with chores.


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In NYC, More Latinos are Graduating High School
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/19/2013 - 15:24

It's a good day in the world of education, at least in one part of the country. More Latino high school students in New York City are graduating at a higher rate than ever before, although sadly, the number of English Language Learner graduates still lags.


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Junot Diaz Gets Honorary Doctorate From Brown University
By Amaris Castillo | 05/28/2013 - 13:23

Junot Díaz received an honorary doctorate from Brown University on Sunday. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the acclaimed writer received one of six honorary doctorate degrees from the Ivy League institution in Providence, Rhode Island.


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Bill Clinton and Eva Longoria
Bill Clinton Shouts Out Eva Longoria on Master's Degree!
By Sugey Palomares | 05/28/2013 - 11:31

Eva Longoria is on top of the world!

Besides the 37-year-old actress receiving her Master's degree in Chicano Studies from California State University on Friday, she also managed to get a congratulatory shout-out from former president Bill Clinton.


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30 Latino Stars You Never Knew Went To College!
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 05/22/2013 - 15:57

With so many celebrity magazines in the world and so many entertainment shows, there’s not much we don’t know about our favorite celebrities. But one thing most people don’t know is where their favorite celebs went to la universidad! Find out where your favorite Latino celebs went to college.


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Latino Graduates More Likely to Enroll in College Than Non-Hispanic Whites
Latino Graduates More Likely to Enroll in College Than Non-Hispanic Whites
By Sugey Palomares | 05/10/2013 - 11:35

Latinos are enrolling into college more than ever. According to a Pew Research Center analysis, a record seven out of ten (or 69%) of Latino high school graduates enrolled into college during fall 2012. In contrast, the results are 2% higher than non-Hispanic whites and 6% higher than African Americans.


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Young Readers Wish Books Had More Latino Characters
Young Readers Wish Books Had More Latino Characters
By Kamren Curiel | 02/14/2013 - 11:52

Tucson, Arizona has been at the center of many book debates. In 2010, the Tucson Unified School District banned books taught in the high school's Mexican American Studies classes, which sparked a caravan of Ethnic Studies activists from across the country to smuggle the books back into the state.


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Latino Population Catching Up With Whites, But Politics Lag Behind
Latino Population Catching Up With Whites, But Politics Lag Behind
By Kamren Curiel | 01/24/2013 - 11:39

Last week, the office of California Gov. Jerry Brown released a section of the state's budget report, revealing that by July, California’s Latino population will make up about 39%, which is the same as the state’s non-Hispanic white population. By the end of December, Latinos will outnumber non-Hispanic whites in California.


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