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

Puerto Rico to Receive Nearly $4B in U.S. Pandemic Funds

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said Monday that Puerto Rico will receive nearly $4 billion in federal education pandemic relief funds to help boost the U.S. territory’s fight against COVID-19.

  • Jun 28, 2021
  • 5:46 PM

OPINION: Schools Are Policed by Aunt Lydias

There is a dangerous habit in education that does not get a lot of attention.

  • Jun 25, 2021
  • 5:08 PM

OPINION: Will Latino Students Finally Become Visible Under a Biden Administration?

Latinos represent the fastest-growing share of the U.S. labor force. Our educational attainment is intrinsically tied to the future of this nation.

  • Jun 2, 2021
  • 3:23 PM

OPINION: It’s Time to Stop ‘Othering’ English Learners and Start Providing Real Solutions Like More DEI Initiatives

This labeling of students as “others” who are not white does not represent the reality of the shifting numbers of those who do comprise the middle class.

  • May 19, 2021
  • 6:24 PM

OPINION: New Mexico Leading the Nation on Early Childhood Education

This legislative victory shows that elections are crucial to pushing for social change.

  • May 7, 2021
  • 1:52 PM

OPINION: Funders Must Invest in Scholarships for Graduate Study for Students of Color

As a first-generation college student, I was excited to receive my undergraduate degrees with very little debt, but I knew that I wanted to go further in my education with a master’s degree and eventually a Ph.D. The roadblock was funding.

  • Apr 15, 2021
  • 12:00 PM

As Schools Reopen, We Need Teachers, So Why Would We Risk Deporting Thousands of Them? (OPINION)

The Dream and Promise Act would be particularly impactful for education.

  • Mar 24, 2021
  • 4:30 PM

Puerto Rico Reopens Public Schools Amid COVID-19 Fears

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Parents across Puerto Rico knelt down on Wednesday to adjust their children’s face masks and backpacks as public schools reopened for the first time in nearly a year despite the pandemic, with officials reporting scarce attendance amid COVID-19 concerns.

  • Mar 10, 2021
  • 4:47 PM

Senate Confirms Cardona as Biden’s Education Secretary

The Senate voted Monday to confirm Miguel Cardona as education secretary, clearing his way to lead President Joe Biden’s effort to reopen the nation’s schools amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Mar 2, 2021
  • 11:38 AM

How US Education Secretary Nominee Miguel Cardona Can Stop the Teacher Shortage

Four experts explain how to recruit more people to become educators in the nation’s public schools.

  • Feb 12, 2021
  • 12:50 PM

Puerto Rico Prepares to Reopen Schools 1 Year After Pandemic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico officials announced Monday that five grades will return to in-person classes next month as the U.S. territory prepares to reopen public schools for the first time in a year, causing some parents to worry about a potential increase in coronavirus cases.

  • Feb 9, 2021
  • 5:20 PM

University of Puerto Rico to Create New Afro-Diasporic and Racial Studies Program

According to a January 11 release, the grant period will span three years from January 2021 to December 2023.

  • Jan 25, 2021
  • 11:24 AM

Open Now: Why Schools Need to Serve English Learner Students in Person (OPINION)

Being at home for almost a year during this pandemic will have greatly reduced these English Learners’ language acquisition, literacy, and long-term academic success.

  • Jan 5, 2021
  • 4:58 PM

Biden Picks Connecticut Schools Chief as Education Secretary

Miguel Cardona is of Puerto Rican descent.

  • Dec 22, 2020
  • 11:19 AM

Call Me Doctora: Why It Matters

Being called Doctor is part of my identity.

  • Dec 18, 2020
  • 10:10 AM

Former Teachers Union Chief Vying for Education Secretary

The former president of the nation’s largest teachers union has received endorsements from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and dozens of national Hispanic organizations as she pursues the top job at the U.S. Education Department in the Biden administration.

  • Dec 9, 2020
  • 11:43 AM

Coronavirus Takes Toll on Black, Latino Child Care Providers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Mary De La Rosa closed her toddler and preschool program in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, she fully expected to serve the 14 children again some day. In the end, though, Creative Explorers closed for good.

  • Dec 7, 2020
  • 4:02 PM

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