By Brittany Valadez | 10/28/2013 - 12:27
Rita Moreno, known best for her role as Anita in the tragic star-crossed lovers film, West Side Story is literally, a living legend.
With a career span of over 60 years, the beloved actress, singer and dancer has made a name for herself in Hollywood, but most notably, in the Hispanic community, and for women everywhere.
Moreno is the only Latina entertainer to have won each of the four major awards in entertainment; an Oscar, a Grammy, a Tony and an Emmy.
By Cristina Arreola | 10/17/2013 - 14:56
A Texas teacher is facing the heat for activities she participated in outside of the classroom before she began working with students.
Cristy Nicole Deweese, 21, a Spanish teacher at Townview Magnet High School in Dallas, was featured as Playboy’s “Coed of the Month” in 2011.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.