Obama Fails the Education Test... By Ignoring Latinos
Latina View: Obama Fails the Education Test... By Ignoring Latinos
By Galina Espinoza | 10/01/2010 - 10:04

All I kept thinking this week every time I heard the phrase “Education Nation” bandied about was: What nation are they talking about?


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No Back-to-School for Kids Who Crossed Border in AZ
No Back-to-School for Kids Who Crossed Border in AZ
By Mariela Rosario | 08/25/2010 - 12:15

Tom Horne is on a mission. The wanna-be politician, in the running to become Arizona's next attorney general, is determined to keep kids who can't prove they are American citizens from attending school.


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Watch: Salma Hayek's PSA for Dora the Explorer
By Mariela Rosario | 08/09/2010 - 10:15

A bunch of Latino stars have teamed up with the creators of Dora the Explorer to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iconic cartoon character. Dora's impact on Hispanic children has been undeniable and many parents credit the little explorer with helping them ensure that their kids are bilingual.


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Justice Sonia Sotomayor's Housing Project Renamed in Her Honor
By Verky Arcos | 06/09/2010 - 09:00

Justice Sonia Sotomayor was moved to tears last Friday when Bronxdale Houses, a group of 28 seven-story buildings that make up the public housing project where she grew up, was renamed Justice Sonia Sotomayor Houses and Community Center.  During the ceremony to commemorate the renaming, Judge Sotomayor reminisced on her memories of growing up there surrounded by family, and spoke of how the late Robert Kennedy’s visit there awakened her interest in public service.


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Texas Board of Ed. Votes to Rewrite History, Whitewash Textbooks
By Mariela Rosario | 03/16/2010 - 15:30

Last Friday, the Texas Board of Education—stacked with socially conservative Republicans by Governor Rick Perry—approved a new social studies curriculum that would essentially rewrite history in favor of a right-leaning political agenda.

After the vote, Mavis B. Knight, a Democrat from Dallas told the NY Times, “The social conservatives have perverted accurate history to fulfill their own agenda.”


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Texas Board of Ed. Attempting to Erase Cesar Chavez from Textbooks
By Mariela Rosario | 01/11/2010 - 15:53

On Jan. 13, the Board of Education will hold a preliminary vote to determine whether or not they should adopt new standards for social studies texts in the state of Texas. In question is whether or not Cesar Chavez, along with all other Hispanics since the conquest of Mexico in the early 16th century, should be removed from textbooks.


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Uruguay Becomes First Country to Offer Laptops for Every Grade School Student
By Mariela Rosario | 10/20/2009 - 13:29

Nicholas Negroponte's dream was to make laptop computers accesible for even the poorest communities when he launched One Laptop Per Child back in 2006, and it looks like his dream is finally starting to come true. At least in Uruguay!


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Los Angeles to Institute Gangster Test for Youth
By Mariela Rosario | 05/21/2009 - 10:30

Social psychologist Malcolm Klein, a retired University of Southern California professor, has created a test that he says will help determine if a child is destined for a life of crime and involvement in gangs. A multiple-choice test for children between the ages of 10 and 15 to be exact. 


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Bill Clinton Cuts a $2 Million Check for Shakira
By Monica Herrera | 04/01/2009 - 10:05

Bill Clinton must be feeling generous! According to Televisa Espectáculos, the former President just donated a cool $2 million to Shakira for the youth-targeted nutritional programs she has established in Colombia.


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Shakira Returns to Colombia to Promote Education
By Mariela Rosario | 03/06/2009 - 14:45

The BBC's Rajesh Mirchandani recently accompanied pop mega star Shakira on a trip through Colombia to raise awareness for disadvantaged children and education. They traveled to the north-west border province of Choco, a poor and remote location deep in the Colombian jungle to visit a school funded by Shakira.


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