Education

Gonzalo Sánchez, cliente de Blue Cross molesto con la empresa. Foto: Rubén Tapia

Blue Cross Accused of Misleading Consumers

The company is facing a class-action lawsuit. A truck driver from Bakersfield, California says he was one of the people who ran up against an unpleasant surprise when he had to use his health insurance. Our reporter Rubén Tapia has the story.

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Foto: Cortesía del Proyecto de Liderazgo de Padres.  Se reúne un grupo de madres en el Centro Familiar Bloomingdale para platicar sobre el proceso de solicitar al kínder.

The Segregation Fallback: Charters

“One of the ways segregation has manifested is parents who have been denied access to their local schools are increasingly choosing charter schools,” says Ujju Aggarwal, researcher with the City University of New York.

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Virginia Melchor y Juan Moran sentados afuera de su casa en Lamont, California

Parents protest use of new school funds in CA district

But a group of parents in the district and community organizations filed a legal complaint, arguing that the authorities did not consult them, and decided to use the funds for areas that would not specifically help students with the most need. Juan Santiago has the story.

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Yanaira López Sosa is one of the parent leaders. Photo: Courtesy of Parent Leadership Project.

Latina moms in New York seek to increase access to schools

A group of mothers in Harlem and other parts of Upper Manhattan are seeking to increase options so that Latino families can send their children to better schools. Diana Montaño reports. This feature story is part of American Graduate, Let’s Make it Happen!, a public media initiative to address the drop out crisis, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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Latino Education: Crisis and Response – Hour Three.

In a dialogue in English with the forum’s panelists, community leaders from Boyle Heights and members of the live audience share views on the challenges ahead for Latino students and discuss actions being undertaken to tackle the education crisis. This forum airs live in simulcast with KPFK Radio in Los Angeles. Guests: Dr. Patricia Gándara, […]

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Posted in Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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Latino Education: Crisis and Response – Hour Two.

The community forum from the Boyle Heights neighborhood in Los Angeles , where distinguished panelists tackle the Latino education crisis, switches into Spanish. What are the consequences of this crisis? What to do about it? Who needs to step up to the plate? Guests: Dr. Patricia Gándara, Author of the Book “The Latino Education Crisis”; […]

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Patricia Gándara en el micrófono

(Español) El bilingüismo, la lectura, maestros, amigos y familiares allanan el camino a la universidad

(Español) En cuanto a la importancia del lenguaje, hace mucho que se sabe de las varias ventajas sociales, psicológicas y cognitivas del bilingüismo. Los bilingües tienen más redes sociales, se sienten más seguros de su propia identidad, más confiados en su persona, y los bilingües no se distraen tanto como las demás personas.

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(Español) Expertos discuten las maneras de salir de la crisis de educación de los latinos, en Boyle Heights

(Español) Hay que tener un liderazgo latino de alto perfil en el sistema educativo para cambiar la precaria situación de los estudiantes latinos, e invertir en los programas de educación bilingüe para aprovechar el potencial de la lengua y las culturas originales.

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Latino Education: Crisis and Response – Hour One.

A live broadcast in English from a community forum in Los Angeles on the crisis in the education of Latino students. A renowned scholar says that Latinos, the fastest-growing group, is the most poorly educated and warns of a looming social disaster. Intellectual leaders of the national group known as Los Macarturos respond to the […]

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Foro Comunitario: Educación Latina: Crissi y Respuesta

(Español) Boyle Heights, epicentro del diálogo para enfrentar la crisis de la educación de los latinos

(Español) Un estudiante de preparatoria, con un grado de 3.5 no tiene ni idea de la oportunidad que tiene en las manos para obtener una beca. Y si nosotros no se los hacemos saber pues no van a seguir adelante.

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