More and more states are joining a movement passing laws to honor students’ bilingualism and biliteracy. In California, thousands of students have been awarded the State Seal of Biliteracy and now two school districts are being recognized for leading the way to ensure high school graduates are fluent in at least two languages. This program [...]
(Español) La OCR seguirá de cerca la implementación del acuerdo para garantizar que los compromisos sean implementados de manera oportuna y efectiva y resulten en la igualdad de oportunidad para la participación de los estudiantes en los programas educativos del Distrito, afirma el documento.
ACA’s enrollment period closes with more than six million people signing up in the new insurance exchanges. High traffic and technical glitches kept many from completing the enrollment forms on time. Those consumers have now more time and may be able to finish their ACA application. This edition includes sections of the statement made by [...]
A few months before the second anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, many youth who could benefit have not applied. Among those who have least applied are rural youth
An exclusive interview with deported activist Elvira Arellano, who re-entered the U.S. after being detained and released at the border. Also, a hunger strike of immigrant detainees in Washington spread to Texas, putting the spotlight on private immigration detention centers. And an update on a pro-reform national bus tour that has engaged constituents and members [...]
President Obama ordered the Department of Homeland Security to make deportation policy “more humane” and review options to reduce deportations. What are those options? Experts explore options that the president has to humanize DHS and provide temporary status. In addition, congressmembers from the border area announce a bill to get the U.S. Border Patrol to [...]
A biopic film that portrays the life and struggle of labor organizer César Chávez premieres this week in theaters around the nation. Titled César Chávez, the movie tells the story of the activist who battled for social justice in the fields through non-violent means, while striving to be a good husband and father. This program [...]
A large majority of children in the U.S. are not reading at grade level by the time they reach fourth grade and children from low-income families are most likely to fall behind. Failure to read proficiently at fourth grade is linked to higher rates of school dropout, low-paid jobs and even imprisonment. What’s been done [...]
(Español) Hoy el Concejo de Liderazgo Juvenil del Estado de Nueva York/New York State Youth Leadership Council, realiza una reunión de planeación para delinear la estrategia que seguirán de aquí a la próxima meta, que será el mes de abril cuando se debata el paquete presupuestario para el estado de Nueva York, y que incluirá cabildeo en el Senado estatal, actos de desobediencia civil y talleres educativos, entre otras acciones.
Deported activist Elvira Arellano joins “dreamers” and attempts to cross to the U.S. through a San Diego border gate. A blue-ribbon commission of “dreamers” and immigrants prepares a report with recommendations to bring deportation relief. Immigrant detainees in Washington enter their 12 day in hunger strike, while detainees in Texas begin fasting. Meantime, Republicans in [...]