The Police Free LAUSD Coalition released a report in 2023 titled “From Criminalization to Education: A Community Vision for Safe Schools in LAUSD.” The information is urging LAUSD to redirect all funding from the Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD) to invest in the holistic well-being of all students instead.
COMENTARIO: Llega a su fin la congelación de pagos de préstamos estudiantiles
El secretario de Educación Miguel Cardona, fue muy claro: el congelamiento de los pagos de préstamos estudiantiles que duró años está llegando a su fin. “El período de emergencia llegó a su fin y en consecuencia estamos preparando a nuestros prestatarios para poder reiniciar el proceso”, testificó Cardona la semana pasada durante una audiencia del […]
COMMENTARY: Student loan payment freeze is ending
Almost 70% of Latino student borrowers have current debt, says a report by the Education Data Initiative. The same report says that Latino borrowers were “the most likely” of any race or ethnic group to delay marriage and children because of student loan debt, and are the second-most likely (after Black Americans) to borrow high amounts from private lenders – close to 70% of Latino students who borrow from private lenders take out loans of $40,000 or more.
COMMENTARY: The privilege and challenge of being a first generation college student
According to Pew Research, in 1980 Latinos were 4% of students enrolled at degree-granting postsecondary institutions. By 2000, Latino enrollment had increased to 1.5 million, or 10% of all students. And by 2020, 3.7 million Latinos were enrolled, accounting for 20 % all postsecondary students.
Gilbert High School Mercadito opens as district’s first permanent pantry
Anaheim Union High School District opened the first permanent food pantry at Gilbert High School in partnership with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.
Now that the Gilbert Mercadito is open, many students, families and community members will have the opportunity to visit the pantry twice a week.
Disparities in ‘unexcused’ absences deepen California education inequities, harming Latinos and others
Although students don’t face punitive consequences for excused absences, unexcused absences can lead to students being denied credit for missed work, excluded from extracurricular activities, and eventually taken to court and fined. Socioeconomically disadvantaged students are much more likely to have their absences labeled unexcused. This is also true for Black, Native American, Latino and Pacific Islander students relative to white, Asian American and Filipino students. Black students experience the largest disparity.
Fighting the odds, increasing the Latinx pipeline to graduate school
Raised by migrant farmworkers in Washington State, Dr. Janette Mariscal was brought up on the principles of the value of hard work and perseverance while picking apples and cherries. Today she is dedicated to ensuring that students of color like her have the same three letters by their name: PhD. The McNair TRiO program seeks to help first generation, low-income undergraduate students who wish to ultimately pursue their doctorate degree. It is the mission of the program that McNair strives to center racial and ethnic identity in research and graduate school preparation.
Are young boys of color set up to fail in early education?
Toddlers are famous for throwing tantrums, stomping their feet and screaming as tears roll down their chubby cheeks. It’s par for the course of life as a preschool teacher, child care worker or parent that you will have to cope with your fair share of developmentally-appropriate misbehavior, including hitting and biting. And yet not all small children get the benefit of the doubt when they act up in class or on the playground. Some of them get kicked out of school, perhaps derailing their education.
Financial aid access has worsened for California’s undocumented students
The struggle for financial aid has intensified for undocumented students in California, making it even harder for them to access higher education. Learn about the challenges these students face and the potential consequences for their future.
COMMENTARY: Seven things to know about bilingual education
Bilingual education benefits both English only students and students who speak another language only. Multiple studies have shown the benefit of immersion to heritage language speakers. Spanish speaking children who enter into Spanish DLI programs have better outcomes than their peers
COLUMN: Brown pride is not racist
Expressing Brown pride is not racist. What these youth demonstrated is pride in their culture and in themselves. It’s no different than a student who wears green, or an Irish flag, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
COLUMN: When you are the first Latino/a/x
Only around 5 percent of college professors nationwide are Latino/a/x and at CSULB it’s higher around 9 percent. But this is still low when almost half of the student body is Latino/a/x.