Puerto Rico School’s Budget Data Still Unclear Four Years After Education Reform

Act 85 of 2018 vowed to specify how much the government invests in its students, but four years after it was enacted, directors, parents, and teachers are playing a guessing game on the resources their schools count on since the Department of Education still doesn’t have a clear and transparent process to calculate the cost per student.

  • Apr 12, 2022
  • 3:12 PM

Expensive Evaluation to ‘Transform’ University of Puerto Rico’s Medical Sciences Campus

The meetings of the committee appointed to evaluate the operations of the campus were paid for with the Office of Institutional Transformation budget, whose operation from 2019 to date has cost $2,126,284.

  • Mar 17, 2022
  • 11:13 AM

A Reimagined Pedagogy Is Needed Before We Return to In-Person Learning (OPINION)

More than ever, we need to reimagine a pedagogy from the ground up and build a democratic learning space that responds to students’ multiple interests, incorporates the diversity of knowledge and intellectual traditions, and fights all forms of oppression.

  • Mar 14, 2022
  • 12:20 PM

Afrodescendant Representation in Spanish-Language Textbooks

Looking at Spanish textbooks published between 2014 and 2017, Drs. Rosti Vana and Lillie Padilla studied the frequency of Afro-Latinx textual and visual references, and how they were historically and culturally portrayed. In the dozen books studied, there were only 52 textual mentions of Afro-Latinx—one of the textbooks mentioned Afro-Latinx people only once in its 500 pages.

  • Feb 23, 2022
  • 11:56 AM

‘We Don’t Want Crumbs’: Thousands of Teachers in Puerto Rico Strike for Fair Pay

On Friday, classrooms across Puerto Rico continued to sit empty as thousands of public school teachers protested at the foot of the Capitolio, home to Puerto Rico’s legislature, and then walked to the governor’s official residence, La Fortaleza, to demand fair pay and pensions.

  • Feb 7, 2022
  • 11:15 AM

Puerto Rico Department of Education Planning a New Wave of School Closings

The Puerto Rico Department of Education’s (DE) “vision of the future” proposes the closing of another 83 schools by 2026, affecting 18,644 students, according to a new infrastructure master plan reviewed by the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo.

  • Jan 24, 2022
  • 4:10 PM

What Senators Say About Their Staffers’ Student Loan Debt

“Not just my staff,” said Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) when asked about the student debt born by her team. “The people of Nevada, people I know, my family members. And I think there definitely is a concern we have in this country about high student debt.”

  • Jan 18, 2022
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Educación planifica nueva ola de cierre de escuelas en Puerto Rico

La agencia pretende eliminar 83 escuelas de cara al 2026, sin que las comunidades escolares hayan participado del proceso.

  • Jan 16, 2022
  • 5:19 PM

Rooting Out Racism in Children’s Books

One of the most important things parents can do is to engage with their child readers about what they are reading and seeing in books.

  • Jan 7, 2022
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New Year’s Resolution: Save Our Schools From Violence (OPINION)

As a society, what measures are we taking to prevent future incidents of school-related violence, which harm our most vulnerable students, often already tackling barriers related to gender, race, and socioeconomic status?

  • Jan 5, 2022
  • 10:44 AM

Child Care Provider: Pass the Build Back Better Act (OPINION)

Take it from me, an early childhood educator who working parents depend on to care for their little children: the funding in the Build Back Better Act provides the only true investment we’ve seen for supporting the littlest members of our society and the workers who care for them.

  • Dec 15, 2021
  • 4:54 PM

The English Learner Who Became Secretary of Education (A Latino USA Podcast)

Secretary Miguel Cardona grew up in a Puerto Rican household in Meriden, Connecticut; Spanish was his first language. On his first day of kindergarten, he couldn’t speak any English.

  • Dec 3, 2021
  • 10:07 AM

Latinas Are Winning, As They Should (OPINION)

Latinas are making tremendous strides in education, politics, business, media, the arts — everywhere. But Latinas have only begun to get their due.

  • Nov 17, 2021
  • 8:02 PM

Embrace, Engage and Employ Parents and Families in Pursuit of Latinx Student Success

Cultural assets, including the many ways of being and knowing that Latinx students bring with them from their homes and communities to college, boost their persistence, retention, and ultimately lead to their graduation.

  • Nov 17, 2021
  • 4:16 PM

Latinx Students Going to College or Not (OPINION)

It’s time we take action to close the gaps in education, income, and wealth, and being able to successfully navigate the post-high-school years through financial literacy is an important step toward that goal.

  • Oct 21, 2021
  • 2:15 PM

California Makes Ethnic Studies a High School Requirement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Along with English, science, math and other graduation requirements, California high school students will have to take a course in ethnic studies to get a diploma starting in 2029-30.

  • Oct 12, 2021
  • 2:25 PM

The Awakening

In examining gentrification and neoliberalism, I found many similarities to colonialism, which continues to have negative impacts on Latinas and Latinos.

  • Oct 4, 2021
  • 4:29 PM

The Apple Tower

I realize that I overthink everything, but it is beyond me how we put university administrators with little classroom experience in charge of educational reform when they have made careers of avoiding teaching.

  • Sep 22, 2021
  • 1:53 PM

Sandy’s Pandemic Diaries (A Latino USA Podcast)

Sandy Fleurimond, a first generation Haitian-American student at Temple University in Philadelphia, was looking forward to studying abroad during her senior year. But when the program was cancelled due to COVID-19, Sandy’s senior year took an unexpected turn.

  • Sep 21, 2021
  • 11:56 AM

Back to School

Latino Rebels Radio: August 12, 2021

  • Aug 12, 2021
  • 6:12 PM

OPINION: What Racists Don’t Want Us to Know

The controversy around critical race theory shows how much white supremacy wants to maintain its whitewashed version of American history.

  • Jul 1, 2021
  • 11:48 AM

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