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.
This legislative victory shows that elections are crucial to pushing for social change.
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.
The Dream and Promise Act would be particularly impactful for education.
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.
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.
Four experts explain how to recruit more people to become educators in the nation’s public schools.
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.
According to a January 11 release, the grant period will span three years from January 2021 to December 2023.
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.
Miguel Cardona is of Puerto Rican descent.
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.
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.
MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — It started out simply: A pop-up school on a sidewalk to teach reading, writing, math and art to Central American children living in a camp of asylum seekers stuck at America’s doorstep.
California Vetoed Ethnic Studies Requirements for Public High School Students, But the Movement Grows
Despite the veto, California’s struggle highlights a growing national movement to teach ethnic studies in K-12 classrooms.
Hector chats about being Afro-Latino with William García-Medina, a Puerto Rican PhD candidate in the Department of American Studies at the University of Kansas.
Hector Alamo chats with Lillian Gorman, the director of the Spanish as a Heritage Language Program at the University of Arizona, and proud Nuevomexicana from Albuquerque
Latino USA sits down with a group of parents —from California to Texas to Florida to New York— to hear how they have coped and found a silver lining to parenting during the pandemic.
There is a very real danger that the move to remote learning could reinforce the very inequalities immigrant students already encounter in U.S. schools.