Posts Tagged ‘education’

Proposed Texas education cuts imperil Latino students’ future Proposed Texas education cuts imperil Latino students’ future Voces&Blogs Mar 10th Raisa Camargo Impending massive budget reductions in flat-broke Texas are about to slam education’s door on its Latino youth, who at 2.34 million now comprise about half of its public school students. Experts and community advocates across the......Read More
Immigrant high school graduates seek a pathway to U.S. citizenship Immigrant high school graduates seek a pathway to U.S. citizenship Featured Nov 5th John De Frank EL PASO, Texas — Many of the 65,000 illegal immigrants who graduate from high school in the U.S. every year live under the entrapment radar, risking deportation at any time as they attempt to attend college or serve in the U.S.......Read More
Resources are not the most important factor in student achievement Resources are not the most important factor in student achievement Imagenes Nov 3rd George Thomson Escuela Lázaro Cárdenas in Bahía Kino, Sonora NOGALES, Ariz. — Resources are not the most important factor in student achievement. “Ellos tienen casi nada y hacen mucho, mis alumos tienen casi todo y hacen poco.” “A beginning......Read More
Maestros de UTEP apoyan labor de homólogos de Centro y Sur América a través de donativos Maestros de UTEP apoyan labor de homólogos de Centro y Sur América a través de donativos News Features Aug 19th Jago Molinet EL PASO, Texas — Maestros de Centro y Sur América —17 en total— reunidos el 10 de agosto en El Paso, agradecieron un donativo de materiales y útiles escolares realizado por homólogos locales que cursan maestrías y postgrados......Read More
Deportation looms over some young Americans Deportation looms over some young Americans Featured Jul 7th George Thomson NOGALES, Ariz. — U.S. citizens can be deported, so says the law, if their non-citizen parents are deported and they are under 18 years of age. That’s what almost happened to Maria, one of my students, and her 10-year old brother.......Read More
Research and Education Now Cross-connects Beyond Borders Research and Education Now Cross-connects Beyond Borders News Features Jun 25th Adrian Aguirre EL PASO – The University of Texas at El Paso and other research and educational institutions across the U.S. have teamed up with universities in Mexico to make it easier and more affordable for them to access the state of the art......Read More
Arizona’s Anti-immigrant Laws Suffer a Political Backlash “Obama, escucha… estamos en la lucha!” Arizona’s Anti-immigrant Laws Suffer a Political Backlash “Obama, escucha… estamos en la lucha!” Featured Jun 24th George Thomson PHOENIX, Ariz. — In an historic showing of political power, as many as 100,000 persons marched through central Phoenix on Saturday May 29th in protest against SB1070 and Arizona’s continue legalized racism. As I walked I saw......Read More
DREAM Act: Hope for Undocumented Students DREAM Act: Hope for Undocumented Students Featured May 27th Kimberly Foli It took Irene Castellon, 19, 10 years to become a legal resident of the U.S. The DREAM Act seeks to help eliminate barriers to higher education for undocumented students who graduate from high school in the U.S. (Kimberly Foli/Courtesy......Read More
Lundy Elementary Proudly Speaks Both English and Spanish Lundy Elementary Proudly Speaks Both English and Spanish Featured May 21st Lucia Murguia EL PASO, Texas — As El Paso continues to grow in population, so does the dual culture and bilingual language of the region. Because the U.S. is quickly becoming a bilingual country, many El Pasoans now realize the importance of......Read More
Overwhelming at First, College Life Makes You Grow Up Overwhelming at First, College Life Makes You Grow Up Featured Apr 9th Jasmine Rivera EL PASO, Texas — I had a revelation today as I left the office of my advisor earlier this morning. I was walking out scrambling through my degree plan, which he had given me, when it all sank in. I will be done with school for good......Read More