Slam Poet Dylan Garity
WATCH: Slam Poet Says What's Wrong With ESL Education Today
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/01/2013 - 12:32

Ten percent of all public school students are English as a Second Language (ESL) learners, but less than one percent of public school teachers are ESL instructors, according to The George Washington University's Face the Facts USA.

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Fernando Chavez at Cesar Chavez Elementary School
Cesar Chavez's Son Stresses the Importance of Education
By Cristina Arreola | 09/18/2013 - 13:08

Now here's some good advice: Cesar Chavez’s oldest son, Fernando Chavez, spoke some words of wisdom as the honored guest at Cesar Chavez Elementary School in Los Angeles on Monday.

He recalled his father, a civil rights icon, telling him and his eight siblings: “Once you’re educated, nobody can take that way from you.”

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Mexico's Textbook Blunder Causes Massive Headache
Mexico's Textbook Blunder Causes Massive Headache
By Tanisha Ramirez | 08/19/2013 - 14:33

Oopsie! Let’s hope Mexico’s school children learn from their education department’s mistakes.

As Mexico’s elementary school children prepare to return to school this Monday, the country’s teachers are scrambling to manually correct at least 177 grammatical errors found in the 235 million new elementary school textbooks recently printed by the Department of Education, reports the Associated Press.

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Study: Latino and Black Students Missing Out on Selective Colleges
Study: Latino and Black Students Missing Out on Selective Colleges
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/01/2013 - 15:19

A recent study called "Separate and Equal" by Georgetown University has found that while more Hispanics and African-Americans are going to college, they have very little access to selective colleges.

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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 at the Devious Maids Chicago screening
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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Latina graduate
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
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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