Long Term English Learners Crisis.

Advocates are sounding a wake-up call about the large numbers of English Learner students who, despite many years in school up to graduation age, are still not classified as English proficient – and thus also not getting the full academic curriculum and learning they need. English Learners in kindergarten have a 50/50 chance of becoming […]

Posted in Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |

School Discipline Reform.

Some of the school districts in California are getting extra money to change existing discipline codes and reduce students’ suspensions and expulsions. Schools are using funds under local control plans to improve supporting services for foster, low-income and immigrant kids. Experts talk about the alternatives school districts have when it comes to school discipline, how […]

Posted in Education, Immigration, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |

Indigenous Woman Wins “Green Nobel”.

Ruth Buendía Mestoquiari, a young indigenous woman from Peru, was awarded the 2014 Goldman Prize. Buendía shares details about her life as a young girl, the loss of her father, the encounters with the Shining Light guerrilla and having to live apart from her mother. She states how her past led her to become one […]

Posted in Arts & Culture, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |

Quest for Biliteracy.

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 […]

Posted in Arts & Culture, Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
Inauguración de Concept Education

(Español) Distrito Escolar de Hazelton debe cumplir con el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles

(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.

Posted in Education, Homepage Feature, Youth |

Health Insurance Enrollment: Extra Time.

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 […]

Posted in Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Politics & Elections, Health |

Rural youth uninformed about DACA

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

Posted in Education, Homepage Feature, Immigration, Youth |

Elvira Arellano, Detention Centers and More.

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 […]

Posted in Immigration, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |

Immigration Reform: Executive Action.

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 […]

Posted in Economy & Labor, Immigration, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Politics & Elections |

César Chávez Premiere.

  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 […]

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