Texas Principal Put On Leave For Banning Spanish In School
Texas Principal Put On Leave For Banning Spanish In School
By Fox News Latino | 12/04/2013 - 13:26

A Texas middle school principal has been placed on paid leave after she banned the speaking of Spanish by students while in class.

In Hempstead, a town of about 6,000 about 50 miles northwest of Houston, a school district spokeswoman confirmed that Amy Lacey has been placed on leave pending investigation of her Nov. 12 announcement over the intercom at Hempstead Middle School.


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How to Survive Your First Year of College!
How to Survive Your First Year of College!
By Angelica Sereda | 08/25/2013 - 10:30

The time has finally come and you’re off to college! You’ve been waiting and planning for what seems like years. But feelings of excitement can easily turn into anxiety. Maybe you’re feeling like a little fish in a big pond or maybe you’re nervous about managing your finances. Whatever your worry is, we’ve all been there. Check out these tips to nail your first year at college:


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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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Pitbull on the Today show
Pitbull's New Miami Charter School to Open
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/13/2013 - 09:25

Pitbull is proving that he's not only a megastar, but he also cares about his community.

According to ColorLines, the Cuban American is preparing to open a charter school in his old Miami neighborhood.

The school is called Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM) and it will be run by Mater Academy (a non-profit) and Academia (a large for-profit).


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The Coolest Back-to-School Supplies Out There
The 10 Coolest Back-to-School Supplies Out There
By Bobby Schuessler | 08/12/2013 - 15:56

Start the school year off in style! From colorful notebooks to sleek folders, these totally cool school supplies will keep you organized all year long.


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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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Education Secretary Says More Latino Children Should Attend Preschool
Education Secretary Says More Latino Children Should Attend Preschool
By Samantha Leal | 05/31/2013 - 12:15

Latino children attend preschool in lower numbers than other groups, and this might be the reason there's an achievement gap, according to Education Secretary Arne Duncan. 


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Latino Children in Classroom
School System Under Investigation for Discrimination by Not Providing Materials in Spanish
By Samantha Leal | 07/06/2012 - 09:56

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is now investigating the Wake County Public School System, in Raleigh, North Carolina, for discrimination against Latino students with Spanish-speaking parents. 


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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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Puerto Rico University Attracts US Hispanics Who Want to Improve Their Español
By Amaris Castillo | 08/18/2011 - 08:30

The desire to be bilingual has motivated some Latino college students to move to Puerto Rico. La Universidad del Sagrado Corazón (Sacred Heart University) in Puerto Rico has seen an increase in its enrollment mainland U.S. Hispanics seeking to brush up on their language skills.


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