Education Wednesdays: Why You Should Know More About STEM

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By now you have probably heard the term STEM being passed around everywhere from White House news feeds to local classrooms. Referring to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, STEM education is seen as the new vehicle for innovation, maintaining America’s economic lead in the world, and, the source of tomorrow’s careers. If you do not already know about […]

Meatless Monday: Mexican Rice Recipe

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Spice up your rice this Meatless Monday and serve sabroso Mexican arroz. As 63% of Latinos in the United States are of Mexican descent, a receta from Mexico is a perfect choice for Hispanic Heritage Month. I love this flavorful rice dish from south-of-the-border enhanced with tomato sauce and fresh veggies. My husband taught me this […]

Education Wednesdays: How to Interview a Charter School

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One of the best parts of my job is getting out of the office and into the community. Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Ivy Preparatory Academy, an all-girl charter school in Gwinnett County, GA. As I toured Ivy Prep, hallways lined with college banners, neatly uniformed students, and eager eyes fixed on instructors […]

Hispanic Heritage Month Meatless Monday: 3 Tips to Make Traditional Dishes Vegetarian

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month September 15-October 15 with delicioso Hispanic recipes. Don’t think you can go vegetarian on Meatless Mondays and still indulge in traditional favorites? ¡Si, se puede! Checa these tips to cut the meat without losing sabor latino: 3 Tips to Make a Hispanic Diet Vegetarian Choose Hispanic dishes that are already vegetarian: Many traditional dishes don’t feature carne. My favorites include Mexican bean […]

L4LL’s Hispanic Heritage Month: Festival of Books

L4LL's Hispanic Heritage Month: Festival of Books

Over at Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL), my partner Monica Olivera and I psyched to announce “L4LL Hispanic Heritage Month: Festival of Books” where we honor Latino contributions to the U.S. in history, politics, public service, the arts, and sports beginning this Sunday, September 15 through Tuesday, October 15, 2013. This month-long event which comes on the heels […]

Education Wednesdays: 2 More College “Conversations” to Have with Yunior

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I am a true believer that success starts at home, and that few things are more powerful than the love of familia. In last week’s Education Wednesday, 2 College “Conversation” to Have with Yunior, I encouraged harnessing the power of family to build a culture of college, assemble a support network and nurture thoughts of […]

Meatless Monday: Moroccan Vegetable Couscous Recipe

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Don’t let the bustle of back-to-school season keep you from the important people in your life–make time to sit down and share a meal with your familia. For a sabroso family-style Meatless Monday, try one of my all-time favorite vegan dishes: Moroccan vegetable couscous. ¿Qué es couscous? This grain-like pasta is easy to prepare and […]