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 Mariela Rosario | 10/04/2010 - 09:00
Meg Whitman—former EBay CEO and current Republican candidate for Governor of California—was sued last week by her former maid, an undocumented immigrant named Nicky Diaz Santillan.
The controversy came back to haunt her at a tense debate over the weekend at California State University, Fresno. The debate was aimed at California's huge Latino constituency and was to air statewide on Spanish-language television.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/01/2010 - 15:05
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued an apology today for a series of secret public health experiments conducted in Guatemala in the 1940s.
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 Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/22/2010 - 14:15
As soon as she heard that Republicans had filibustered a defense bill that would have brought the DREAM Act to a vote in the Senate, Lizbeth Mateo got on a plane and headed to Washington D.C., along with other DREAM Act student activists who are not giving up on getting the decade-old bill passed this year. “I’ve been here since then, lobbying a lot of people,” Mateo told Latina.com. “We were hopeful, but we knew it was going to be tough.”
By Mariela Rosario | 09/21/2010 - 16:30
The DREAM act is scheduled to come up for a vote before the senate today at 2:30PM after Senate majority leader Harry Reid added the amendment to the defense authorization bill a few weeks ago. But unfortunately (and ironically), Sen. John McCain—once a staunch supporter of the DREAM act and the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee—has announced that he is filibustering the $726 billion defense-spending bill.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/15/2010 - 10:00
President Barack Obama signed a $600 million border security bill into law last week in hopes of moving the immigration reform debate forward. For years, conservatives and Republicans have argued that a discussion about reforming the current immigration system is not valid until more has been done to reinforce and protect our borders. The border security bill aims to do just that.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/06/2010 - 08:00
Republicans have renewed the call to revise the 14th amendment of the constitution, which guarantees citizenship to anyone born in the United States.