By Stacey Rivera | 10/22/2010 - 12:04
As part of a $1 million campaign by the Democratic National Committee aimed at getting out the Latino vote, President Obama is in a new TV ad asking for help “defending what we started.”
The ads will run nationally on Univision, with Obama speaking in English while the narrator speaks Spanish.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 10/19/2010 - 17:30
On Tuesday afternoon, President Obama signed an executive order renewing a major initiative to help combat the massive education gap that plagues the Latino community. For Obama, who has been criticized for not paying enough attention to Hispanic high-school and college drop-out rates, it couldn’t come at a better time. Democrats are facing tough mid-term congressional elections and a recent study found that many Latinos, who name education at the top of their concerns and may be disillusioned with the president’s lack of action on the matter, won’t be going to the polls.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/19/2010 - 13:15
President Obama will sign an Executive Order into law today at 1:50PM that will renew the administration's commitment to education for Latinos. The signing of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics follows a week-long National Education Summit and Call to Action hosted by the U.S. Department of Education which gathered community leaders from around the United States to discuss issues ranging from early childhood care to higher education.
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By Mariela Rosario | 10/04/2010 - 10:30
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently announced 99 new grants totaling $60.1 million awarded to colleges that enroll a high percentage of Latino students. "We can meet President Obama's goal of having the highest college graduation rate in the world by 2020 only if we dramatically boost college completion rates among students of all races, ethnicities and income levels," Duncan said.
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?
By Mariela Rosario | 10/01/2010 - 09:22
Senator Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) introduced a new immigration reform bill that has many supporters hopeful to see a change within the system sooner rather than later. The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010 was filed just as Congress prepares to break until after the November 2 elections.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/16/2010 - 15:30
Last night at the Congressional Hispanic Institute Awards gala, President Barack Obama addressed the gathered crowd of Latino community leaders, celebrities and politicians and pledged to support the DREAM act:
By Mariela Rosario | 09/15/2010 - 17:00
President Barack Obama will address the Congressional Hispanic Institute this evening at the 33rd Annual Awards Gala, being held at Washington Convention Center in the nation's capital. Eva Longoria Parker, Lin Manuel Miranda and Arturo Sandoval will be honored with special awards at tonight's ceremony.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/31/2010 - 12:15
Myrna Orosco knew she was facing possible jail time and even deportation when she protested in front of Senator McCain's office on July 20th, 2010 in support of the DREAM act. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, S. 729 was actually co-sponsored by Sen. McCain in the past, but fell short of the necessary votes in Congress to be considered for legislation. It was re-introduced in both in March of 2009, and since then thousands of students across the country have been waiting to find out their fate.