Education Wednesday: A Case for Universal Preschool

This year there has been a strong national focus on expanding access to quality early childhood education for all students. Earlier this year in the State of the Union Address, President Obama placed more More »

Homegrown: The Benefits of Teaching Children How to Grow Food

Growing fresh food at home can be just as much an educational tool as it is a component of the pantry. The process of planting and harvesting fresh produce teaches children about food and the importance of healthy More »

Education Wednesday: Why You Secretly Love Math

For centuries, I am sure, students have groaned and questioned the real use of mathematics outside of school. However, long before modern technological advances, math concepts have shaped our world and been pivotal in our daily lives. Math is secretly our favorite More »

Guest Post: Author/Illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh’s “Reflection” for the L4LL Día Blog Hop

Literacy improves lives, strengthening communities, neighborhoods, and the economy. This is the mission of Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL), a social enterprise focused on raising literacy rates co-founded by my partner Monica More »

Pan Latino Tapas Restaurant Review: Purple Potatoes and Barrel-Aged Bourbon

Tapas, or small plates are popular in the restaurant industry and an easy way to try many different dishes on a menu. Celebrity chef Richard Sandoval’s Toro Toro recently opened its doors, offering the crème de More »

Education Wednesday: How to be an Education Advocate

Anyone can be an advocate for great education! Yet as parents, mentors, and friends we are not always sure of what we can do to support our students‘ learning needs. National reforms such as Common Core More »

Behind Every Great Man Is A Great Woman: The Importance of Female Role Models

Women often work behind the scenes to help distinguished men and women achieve greatness. To end Women’s History Month which also coincides with Cesar Chavez Day, we highlight Helen Chavez, the wife of the labor and civil More »

Education Wednesday: Preparing Students for Technical Careers

To help more students reach lucrative and stable jobs upon graduation, many new educational models are emerging to provide young people with early vocational training. However, beyond familiar positions such as plumbers and electricians, More »



SLIDESHOW: The Faces of the Great Immigration Debate

The Faces of the Great Immigration Debate: Erica Gonzalez El Diario La Prensa

We began this series to insert critical thinking into the immigration debate that is dominating the headlines yet lacks understanding and context of a hotly contested issue in our history. This week, we go to the source(s) of information. If knowledge is  Read More...

Fitness: ¡Feelin’ Hot!

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Baby, it’s cold outside! As much as I love to stay active, I have a hard time motivating myself to brave the cold to get outside this time of year. Luckily for me (and my spring wardrobe!) I just discovered  Read More...

SLIDESHOW: The Faces of the Great Immigration Debate

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Given all the recent news coverage, it is easy to mistake immigration reform as a unique 21st century debate. Few deny that immigrants are the bedrock of our nation. But how to integrate them legally and culturally has been a hotly debated topic since the first  Read More...

My First Apartment

I ran upstairs to grab a picture of the college student's living room. In hindsight, the mattresses and giant paper Christmas tree might not be average. Courtesy: Dulce-Marie Flecha

Two years ago I sat in my Penn State dorm room with a calculator and a question: is it cheaper to live on campus, in my small but comfortable dorm, or in an apartment complex off-campus? As I crunched numbers,  Read More...

Nutrition: 7 Ways to Snack Smart

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Balancing work, familia, and “you” time each day requires mucha energía. Something’s gotta give and for many of us, it’s our diet. Three balanced meals a day? Out the proverbial window. You’re in luck. Health experts now recommend five smaller meals: healthy snacks in between breakfast,  Read More...

Four Fashion Lessons from Arabel Alva Rosales

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Fashion Week in New York City ended but you can translate fashionable trends into your daily life. To help, we turned to Arabel Alva Rosales, the Co-Founder of Latino Fashion Week.   Lesson 1: The Secret to Looking Good is Feeling Good The  Read More...

Healthy Heart Habits

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This Valentine’s Day weekend, do something special for those close to your heart: take care of it! Your heart, that is. Heart disease (heart attacks, strokes, etc.) is the #1 killer of women in the United States. Risk factors include high blood  Read More...

Fall in Love with Nina Sky

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No date? No problem. Fall in love with Nicole and Natalie Albino this Valentine’s Day. The identical twin sisters, who make up Latina alternative music duo Nina Sky, have developed a trendy, independent style that’s perfect for the young at heart. These  Read More...