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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Latino High School Graduation Rates Increase by 10 Percent
Latino High School Graduation Rates Increase by 10 Percent
By Sugey Palomares | 01/23/2013 - 14:46

As our nation’s high school graduation rates continue to improve (with only a 3 percent dropout rate), Latino students are also graduating at higher rates compared to almost 5 years ago. According to a report by the National Center for Education Statistics, Hispanic high school students graduated at a rate of 71 percent, which is a 10 percent increase compared to rates in 2006.


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The Best Scholarships for Latino Students
By Samantha Leal | 10/27/2012 - 15:00

With the Hispanic Scholarship Fund recently hosting its gala and a tech CEO creating a scholarship fund for undocumented students, scholarship talk and opportunities seem to be everywhere and for every type of student. But which should young Latino students apply for? Here are some great scholarships geared specifically toward Latino students.


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College Graduates
College-Educated Latinos Struggle to Find High-Earning Jobs
By Sugey Palomares | 08/29/2012 - 17:00

Latinos may be the largest minority group enrolled in 2-year and 4-year colleges, according to a recent Pew Research Center study, but a new report highlights that Latino college graduates are having a hard time entering the workforce with high-earning positions.


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Latino College Enrollment Exceeds 2 Million - What the Stats Really Mean
By Sugey Palomares | 08/21/2012 - 17:00

While students across the U.S. prepare for fall semester, a new study by the Pew Research Center confirms that Latinos are now the largest minority group enrolled in 4-year colleges. According to the center’s evaluation of the 2010 Census results, over 2 million Latinos (between the ages of 18-24) enrolled in higher education institutions in 2011.

Not only that, but 76 percent of Latinos finished high school last year, a 3 percent increase from 2010.


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New College for Undocumented Students to Open in California
By Samantha Leal | 08/01/2012 - 09:55

A new project called National Dream University, a collaboration between the University of California, Los Angeles Center for Labor Research and Education and the National Labor College, will offer online courses for college credit to young immigrant and labor rights activists who want to attend college.


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Zolanlly Gutierrez
Inspiring Young Latina: Zolanlly Gutierrez
By Sugey Palomares | 07/10/2012 - 16:00

Our resident intern, Zolanlly Gutierrez is this week's inspiring young Latina for her strong work ethic and dedication to survivors of domestic violence. The Dominican-American writer is a senior at The Pennsylvania State University, majoring in Print Journalism and minoring in Spanish. Get inspired by the Queens native's story below:

What led you to pursue a career in journalism?


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The Best Colleges For Latinos
By Sugey Palomares | 03/12/2012 - 14:29

A new report titled “Finding The Workforce: The Top 25 Institutions Graduating Latinos,” highlights the best colleges for Latinos in the U.S. The study comes in light of new pew study results that emphasize the growing Latino population and an increase in the amount of high school students who are entering the world of higher education.


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Racist Teens
WATCH: Racist Cuban Teen Forced To Leave School And Apologize For Hateful YouTube Video
By Sugey Palomares | 02/22/2012 - 15:47

Two racist teens, including a half-Cuban student, are suffering the backlash of producing a xenophobic video about African Americans. The girls have been asked to leave Gainesville High School in Florida and apologize to their community and fellow peers. In the video that lasts about 15 minutes, the girls make hurtful comments like, "You can understand what we are saying, our accents, we use actual words. Black people do not."


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