Tag Archives: educacion


Student Loans: Boon or Peril?

The costs of higher education have been transferred from the society to the student and federal policy changed from grants to loans, setting the stage for the current student debt crisis, says a prominent leader in higher education.  While Latino students don’t borrow more than the rest, they end up with more hardships to graduate […]

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Alabama Schools: “Show Me Your Papers”?

Civil rights watchdogs found the vast majority of Alabama’s school districts were asking parents to provide their children’s Social Security numbers or birth certificates in violation of federal laws. Hundreds of families have reported problems when enrolling their children in school, raising the presumption of discrimination based on their immigration status. State officials are releasing […]

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Extreme School Segregation.

Extreme School Segregation. As the nation marks the 60th anniversary of Brown v. BOE, a report by UCLA’s Civil Rights Project finds that the schools of New York are the most segregated in the nation, and the schools of California are the most segregated for Latino students. What are the educational problems that are associated […]

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Open Internet Debate Heats Up.

A growing battle is heating up after the Federal Communications Commission in the U.S. released proposed rules for net neutrality or Open Internet. Experts discuss key questions on the new rules that propose a two-tiered internet and suggest a reclassification of the internet as a public utility. Guests: Dr. Roberto Gallardo, Project Director, Southern Rural […]

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Undocumented Graduates Commencement.

With hundreds of undocumented students enrolled in San Francisco State University, faculty members and supporters gave special stoles to graduates whose families have been affected by deportation. This program includes speeches at this special commencement program. It also includes an insight into the impact DACA has had on young people and details about the renewal […]

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Holiday Edition: Young Maestros.

Inspired by El Sistema, a Venezuela program that has changed the lives of thousands of poor kids in more than 35 years, a classical orchestra in a California farming town is touching children’s lives trough the power of music. Children from farmworking families in Salinas spend hours learning to play classical musical instruments and their […]

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Campus Sexual Assaults.

One in five women is sexually assaulted while in college, most at the hands of someone they know. Few of those found responsible face tough punishment from the school. In response, the White House is launching a nationwide crackdown on sexual assault on college and university campuses and in schools, and support survivors. Are colleges […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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