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 Making a career as a Latino outdoor trailblazer

 
Making a career as a Latino outdoor trailblazer
As Latinos continue to grow demographically, we are reaching new heights not only outdoors but also indoors. In her Study, Taylor (2004), stated that “ethnic minorities are severely underrepresented in the environmental workforce”. This quote can serve as a statement that representation of minorit....

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 First hand lesson of hard work in the fields 

First hand lesson of hard work in the fields
Have you ever been a teenager working in the fields turning grapes into raisins in the heat? I picked grapes last summer here in Arvin. It started when my mom got home from her first job and I asked her if I could come with her to the fields that evening. She told me to stop speaking nonsense. I ....

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Need for affordable student-loan repayment
Student-loan debt continues to be an issue of grave concern for American student borrowers. In 2014, there were approximately 41 million Americans with federal student-loan debt, up from 28 million in 2007. Outstanding debt has reached $1.1 trillion in federal student loans and $200 billion in pri....
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 Ensuring every child gets a great education
By President Barack Ensuring every child gets a great education By President Barack Obama
I’m speaking from the DC Public Library in Anacostia, where I just met with a group of promising middle school students. We spent some time talking about their lives, and how we all care about their success – and how that starts with a good education. So one thing I announced here in Anacostia i....

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Successful transition into Common Core
The Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted by more than 40 states, are one of the most important reforms to American public education in decades. The standards will improve the quality of education by creating a roadmap for the knowledge and skills students need to know to be success....
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Nuestros niños son nuestro futuro - o son?
An “old school” demonstration last week on Capitol Hill by American college students protested proposed cuts by House Republicans to Pell Grants that help our children afford college. I use the phrase “our children” because it is a well-worn phrase “our children are our future.” House Republicans ....
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Too much high-stakes testing hurts kids
Democrats and Republicans don't agree on much these days. But the compelling arguments for putting an end to No Child Left Behind -- or as we like to call it, "No Child Left Untested" -- seem to be bringing the two sides together. At least that's the message delivered by congressional leaders who ....
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The student debt time bomb
There’s a generational time-bomb ticking — and the student debt crisis is the trip wire. Adults under 35 disproportionately bear the brunt of escalating inequality. America’s educated youth are graduating into an economy with stagnant wages and a torn safety net. Federal and state budget cuts, me....
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A Student Aid Bill of Rights By President Barack Obama
Earlier last week, I visited with students at Georgia Tech to talk about the importance of higher education in the new economy, and how we can make it more affordable. In an economy increasingly built on innovation, the most important skill you can sell is your knowledge. That’s why higher educ....
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The next generation of women in STEM
When you’re in high school, choosing a college major can be difficult. It wasn’t until late into my junior year that I decided to major in journalism with the aim of becoming a sports journalist. Positions in journalism are already shrinking daily, making it more difficult for me, as a woman, to ....
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Celebrating our heritage and new opportunities
February 27th was the 171st anniversary of the independence of the Dominican Republic, the country where my family came from. My mother arrived in the 1930s when her father was appointed ambassador to the U.S. After my grandfather spoke out against the brutal dictator in power, he was declared “no....
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Tuition-free community college for students
Nearly a century ago, a movement that made high school widely available helped lead to rapid growth in the education and skills training of Americans, driving decades of economic growth and prosperity. America thrived in the 20th century in large part because we had the most educated workforce in....
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Applications due for Native American fellowships
The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts, is announcing 2015 summer fellowship opportunities for graduate students and emerging professionals of Native American, Native Hawaiian or Alaska Native background. These paid, full-time, 10-week fellowships help prepare participants for le....
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MALDEF scholarships applications due in January
MALDEF announced the twelve recipients of its 2014 law school scholarships, doubling the number of law school students receiving the scholarships from last year. MALDEF has annually awarded scholarships to five or more law students of up to $5000 each. Additionally, MALDEF announced that the appli....
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Scholarships: $1 million commitment to HSF
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) recently announced a $1 million commitment from The Walt Disney Company to provide scholarships to outstanding Hispanic students. The donation is part of a three-year agreement between Disney and HSF that will create The Walt Disney Company-HSF Scholarship Pro....
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