Archive | February, 2012
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Investing In Early Childhood Education Pays Off

By Efrain Nieves and Victoria Cepeda Last week I tweeted about the positive effects of having our Latino children enroll in early education program as it was disseminated on the education.com website. The article was titled “Early Childhood Education and Latino Children”  and highlights these findings:  Latino children who experienced high-quality early education increased test scores by 54%. Those who participated […]

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Teofilo Ruiz & Ramón Saldívar Receive 2011 National Humanities Medal

By Victoria Cepeda Today, in a ceremony at the White House, Cuban-American Professor Teofilo Ruiz and Chicano Professor Ramón Saldívar received the 2011 National Humanities Medal from President Obama. In a time where Latino young men experience the hightest high school drop out rate as well as the lowest college enrollment and graduation rates among minorities, it’s comforting and encouraging to […]

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Latinos & Education: A Townhall with U.S. Secretary of Ed. Arne Duncan

By Victoria Cepeda This past Wednesday Pa’lante Latino joined the U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, Latism’s Elianne Ramos and Director of White House Excellence in Education for Hispanics Jose Rico for a Townhall co-hosted by #Latism and #HispanicEd. At the heart of the meeting was, you guessed it, education and affordability of education for the Latino […]

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