Education Wednesdays: Why Early Childhood Education Matters for Niños

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The period from preschool to 3rd grade is one of the most formative times in a child’s life for cognitive and behavioral development. High-quality early childhood education can yield benefits such as lower tendencies to repeat grades, less need for special education, future educational and professional achievement, and even decreased chances of future legal troubles. Yet, in spite of the many pluses, in 2011 40% of kids in the U.S. ages 3 […]

Education Wednesday: A Lesson From Our Business Leaders

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The importance of engaged business leaders is often overlooked in the conversation on educating our kids. However, business leaders have a vested interest in articulating the needs of industry and preparing youngsters to thrive in the future economy. Increasingly these important stakeholders are combining their business-savvy minds with education initiatives to reach the youth of […]

Education Wednesdays: Community STEM Programs for Girls

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STEM–Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math–is quickly becoming the prominent pathway to success for America’s future economy. It has become more important than ever to introduce young ladies to STEM education, as only 1 in 10 of those in STEM careers are minority women. In last week’s Education Wednesday: Why You Should Know More About STEM, I […]

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 […]

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 […]

L4LL’s Hispanic Heritage Month: Festival of Books

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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 […]

Education Wednesdays: 2 College “Conservation” Starters To Have With Yunior

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Back-to-school season is a great time to start thinking about preparing for college. Yes, even if you have little ones! Why? No matter the age of your student, it is never too early to plant the seeds for later success, especially among minorities and Latinos who are increasing their college enrollment. A recent ACT report noted a 94% increase in Latino test takers since 2009. Earlier […]