VIDEO: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio: Revival of the Progressive Agenda? on MSNBC

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For my first roundtable discussion of 2014, the topic was the first test of New York City‘s shiny new Mayor Bill de Blasio who was inaugurated two days before a blizzard. Like the Big Apple‘s top executive, I, too, had some luck, touching down after my Christmas break as the first heavy snowflakes fell. Unlike […]

Education Wednesday New Year’s Edition: Resolving Student Loan Debt

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The first of the year is the right time to reflect on areas of life you wish to improve. Tackling my student loan debt is at the top of my New Year’s resolution list. Equipped with my first budget and much determination, this January I am balancing the books to reduce my debt. As a […]

¡TWLC Wishes You a Happy New Year!

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Whatever your tradition, the close of the year is an opportunity to renew our Faith, nurtured by gratitude for health, sustenance, family, friends… …and love. The Wise Latina Club is nearly three years old. We’ve changed and grown. We’ve tried new things. Sometimes we jumped and made it across the abyss. Other times, like Wile […]

Education Wednesday Christmas Edition: Family Traditions

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Traditions such as holiday customs commemorate important moments in life and help us share lessons from our family past and culture. For child learners, traditions are important because they help with the development of non-cognitive skills and support students to be engaged active learners. As crucially, traditions provide a sense of inclusion in a wider community and closeness with your family, both contributing to developing a positive […]

Education Wednesday: Making the Most of Winter Break

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The holiday season is upon us and winter break is quickly approaching. With weeks away from classes, it is vital that students stay engaged in activities that continue their learning. Maximizing this free time to sharpen skills and gain new experiences can bridge students’ knowledge from one semester to another. Winter break is a much […]

Education Wednesday: Getting Involved in the Common Core Debate

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Being active in the Common Core debate is vital to ensuring our learners receive the educational support they need in school. As parents, teachers, and students we must join the conversation, educate ourselves on this national reform initiative, and begin to take action. Whether or not you support the Common Core State Standards, I will share ways for you to […]

Education Wednesday: Understanding the Common Core Debate

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What’s the big deal about Common Core? From the federal to the local level, this increasingly controversial education plan has become a hot topic. Referring to the Common Core State Standards Initiative, 45 states have adopted this ambitious reform strategy which is certain to change how and what our students learn. Common Core seeks to create a more rigorous learning process […]

Education Wednesday Thanksgiving Edition : 2 Thank You Letters to the Mentors and Teachers Who Changed My Life

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Thanksgiving is the time to show gratitude for the blessings in your life. As I think back on many wonderful educational experiences, I want to honor the mentors and educators who changed the course of my life. While many people played significant roles in my education, two stand out. In high school I worked hard […]