News Features

Rural schools struggle to roll out online Common Core tests Rural schools struggle to roll out online Common Core tests Art & Cultura Jul 17th Erin Bell Forty-two states decided to use Common Core standards, starting in 2009 and 2010. Out of those states, many have chosen to join assessment consortium, which provide online testing related to the standards. For some rural schools, administering......Read More
First Lady talks education to Hispanic audience First Lady talks education to Hispanic audience Art & Cultura Jul 17th Hispanic Link By Percy Luján Michelle Obama addressing the LULAC convention. (©HispanicLink) NEW YORK CITY — First Lady Michelle Obama, featured speaker at the League of United Latin American Citizens convention, which concluded here this past......Read More
Public policy a key to creating women leaders, panel says Public policy a key to creating women leaders, panel says Education Jul 3rd Kate Winkle Lajla Brandt Jakhelln, deputy chief of mission for the Norwegian embassy, says Norway provides subsidized day care, maternity and paternity leave, and the ability to work part time until the youngest child turns 12. She spoke Monday......Read More
Borderzine.com to offer immigration reporting classes at IRE San Francisco Borderzine.com to offer immigration reporting classes at IRE San Francisco Featured Jun 27th Borderzine Staff Investigative reporters and Editors 2014 Conference at San Francisco. Four experienced immigration journalists will provide a series of training workshops on mining and visualizing data for effective immigration storytelling at the......Read More
Joven terapeuta apoya a víctimas de crímenes violentos en Ciudad Juárez Joven terapeuta apoya a víctimas de crímenes violentos en Ciudad Juárez News Features Jun 26th Genaro Cruz CIUDAD JUÁREZ – Día tras día Omar Morales es testigo del trauma que ha vivido esta ciudad y que aunque según estadísticas la violencia ha disminuido un 84 por ciento desde el año 2010, sigue causando......Read More
Yoani Sánchez, de bloguera a periodista Yoani Sánchez, de bloguera a periodista News Features Jun 19th Elio Leturia Yoani Sánchez asistió a la Trigésima Feria del Libro Printers Row en Chicago. (©Yoani Sánchez) CHICAGO – Articulada y expresiva es Yoani Sánchez, la bloguera cubana que participó el 8 de junio en la Trigésima Feria del Libro......Read More
Empower girls, keep them in school, global education experts say Empower girls, keep them in school, global education experts say Education Jun 19th Erin Bell Former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard moderates a discussion at the Brookings Institution about empowering girls through education. The panel included Urvashi Sahni, the founder and chief executive of the Study Hall Education......Read More
ETSU Hispanics share cultures, educate fellow students ETSU Hispanics share cultures, educate fellow students News Features Jun 19th Seaira Yearout Addison Karnes, Noemi Juarez and HASCA President Yesenia Cruz Pascual. (Seaira Yearout/El Nuevo Tennessean) Yesenia Cruz Pascual only knew about three other Hispanics on campus before joining the Hispanic American Student Community......Read More
Palm oil use and production raises hackles around the world Palm oil use and production raises hackles around the world News Features Jun 13th Flor Flores EL PASO – The expanding production and use of palm oil has dire consequences for the environment, human health and rain forest wildlife according to those advocating a reduction in palm oil consumption. Palm oil has a low trans-fat......Read More
Caring for thousands of children crossing illegally into the U.S. to cost $868 million in 2014 Caring for thousands of children crossing illegally into the U.S. to cost $868 million in 2014 Featured Jun 4th Hecko Flores An example of the journey of one unaccompanied child through the system. (Center of Immigration and Justice) EL PASO – Employees at a children’s shelter in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, found 12-year-old Noemi Alvarez Quillay’s lifeless......Read More