Latino Rebels Radio goes on the road for a live podcast recording at Mitchell College in New London, Connecticut. Host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes seven students to discuss how a college such as Mitchell is creating more welcoming, accessible living and learning environments in a world that continues to get more and more diverse.
A series of about three dozen government-written, free textbooks will be required reading for first through ninth grades in every school in Mexico starting on August 28. The books, issued by the López Obrador administration, contain glaring factual errors and criticize capitalism.
Graduation rates have risen at the University of Puerto Rico even though the cost of tuition has doubled, there are fewer professors, fewer students, fewer courses available, and fewer academic support staff.
CREA, an organization founded in 2013 that offers formal schooling to Spanish-speaking adults across the city, aims to bolster education levels among Latino immigrants by helping them achieve elementary and middle-school proficiency in multiple subjects.
The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down affirmative action in college admissions, declaring race cannot be a factor and forcing institutions of higher education to look for new ways to achieve diverse student bodies.
Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes professors Lilia Fernández and Ana Patricia Rodríguez to discuss why so much U.S. Latino history is missing in textbooks and how it extends to issues of imperialism.
Like many firsts of May in the past, this year’s May Day will see workers and activists around the world take to the streets to demand greater labor rights and protections. In Puerto Rico, they will also be condemning displacement and environmental destruction.
Host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Roosevelt High School teacher Jason Torres-Rangel to explain the plight of service workers in L.A. schools that led them to strike last month and why educators followed their lead.
Julio welcomes Oscar Juarez-Luna, the communications manager for Movimiento Poder in Denver —where earlier this year a high school experienced two shootings in two months— to discuss preventative measures and the importance of protecting kids, not guns.
Julio welcomes Karma Chavez, professor of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and author of ‘Queer Migration Politics: Activist Rhetoric and Coalitional Possibilities,’ to discuss the current legislative assaults on LGBTQ rights.
In this episode of Latino USA, we present a conversation between Nadine Córdova and Tim Hernández, two teachers who —almost three decades and more than 400 miles apart— faced the same consequences for teaching Chicano history.
As the fight for African American studies continues in Florida, Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Sean Arce, co-founder of the Mexican American Raza Studies Program in Tucson, to draw parallels between the current battle and Arizona’s ethnic studies battle over a decade ago.
Latino Rebels speaks with actor and producer Eugenio Derbez, who opened this year’s Sundance Film Festival with ‘Radical,’ which stars Derbez as a middle school teacher in Matamoros who rejects the discipline-based instruction favored by his colleagues.
Latino Rebels speaks with the directors of ‘Going Varsity in Mariachi,’ a documentary that follows a high school’s mariachi band in South Texas as it attempts to win the state championship. The film was shown at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
In this episode of Latino USA, host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Nikole Hannah-Jones, author of “The 1619 Project,” who reflects on how she’s pushed ahead despite controversy, on trying to fit in at predominately white institutions, and on the importance of intersectionality.
In this Latino USA episode, MIT president Rafael Reif reflects on his tenure and how his upbringing in Venezuela shaped his outlook on education. He also shares a message for Latino and Latina students who want to pursue higher education.
Arizona voters have approved an initiative to extend cheaper in-state college tuition to some non-citizen students, cheering supporters who hope the measure’s passage Monday will help spark momentum for wider immigration reform in Congress.
The National Science Foundation announced Thursday that it will not rebuild a renowned radio telescope in Puerto Rico, which was one of the world’s largest until it collapsed nearly two years ago. Instead, the agency issued a solicitation for the creation of a $5 million STEM education center at the site.
PBS Kids, which Dr. Diaz-Wionczek describes as having “intentional programming that seeks to make a difference” in its DNA, is now running not one but two shows starring Latina girls — actively advancing Latina representation where so many others fall short.
Adelina “Nina” Otero-Warren, a New Mexican activist who fought for women’s voting rights and was the first Latina to run for Congress and the first Latina superintendent of the Santa Fe public schools, is one of several women whose images are featured on the U.S. quarter in 2022.
The administration is canceling up to $10,000 in student loan debt for borrowers making less than $125,000 and up to $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients, though some see ways to make the policy more equitable for borrowers of color.