By Fernando Espuelas, Special to CNN (CNN) – Republican political lore has it that Latinos are natural GOP voters. Family-oriented and deeply religious in many cases, Latinos would seem to be a natural segment of the electorate to connect with the Republican social conservative ethos that dominates today’s GOP.
KIMBERLY HEFLING WASHINGTON — The expansion in public prekindergarten programs has slowed and even been reversed in some states as school districts cope with shrinking budgets. As a result, many 3- and 4-year-olds aren’t going to preschool. Kids from low-income families who start kindergarten without first attending a quality education program enter school an estimated … Continue reading
By Teresa Wiltz – America’s Wire Amy Wilkins, vice president for government affairs and communications at the Education Trust Washington, DC (January 18, 2012) — Educators are expressing alarm that the performance gap between minority and white high school students continues to expand across the United States, with minority teenagers performing at academic levels equal … Continue reading
José Díaz-Balart, chief political analyst for Telemundo by Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto José Díaz-Balart, chief political analyst for Telemundo, had one important task during the September 7, 2011, Republican debate—to ask the candidates about immigration. Díaz-Balart asked his question, got his answer and was dismissed from the stage. The stereotype was fulfilled; a Latino asked one … Continue reading
By Martin Gould and Kathleen Walter Al Cardenas, the former chairman of Florida’s Republican Party and the chairman of the American Conservative Union said in a NewsmaxTV interview that the crop of current GOP hopefuls must reach out to Hispanics to retake the White House.
By Michele Miller DADE CITY — While most of his peers are in their second period class at Pasco High, Timothy Dombrowski typically has a few hours to kick around before punching in for his 12:30 p.m. shift at McDonald’s. The job offers a humbling and valuable training experience for Dombrowski, who is hoping to … Continue reading
By Dean Allen We all should agree that the goal of anything and everything we do with our public education system in Washington state is improving student learning and achievement. Our shared objective is success for each student, but unfortunately this objective is not yet being met. By 2018, two out of three family-wage jobs … Continue reading
Voices of Determination Follows 10 Children from all Walks of Life, Telling Their Stories of Heartbreak, Endless Determination, and Ultimate SuccessWashington, DC – Spurred by the stories of his father’s lonely and sometimes dangerous seven-mile walks to a schoolhouse in the segregated South, Kevin Chavous is today announcing the release of his second book Voices … Continue reading
by Elizabeth Baier, Minnesota Public Radio Northfield, Minn. — Inside a crumbling trailer in Northfield, Samantha Castro Flores walks to the bedroom she shares with her mother and 4-year-old sister and shows off a closet bursting with clothes. Samantha is an all-American girl, a 10-year-old born in Northfield. She listens to MTV, watches SpongeBob cartoons … Continue reading
How can the city be looking for an increase in our gas bills when natural gas is at a 10-year low? Is the city trying to just bag more money, like the red-light cameras? For every $100 red light camera ticket issued, $75 goes out of our community to either the state or to Redflex … Continue reading