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 »



What the Taco Bell Chihuahua Taught Me about Election 2012

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You could say that Hispanic Heritage Month (which is the only “celebration” that actually straddles two months–from mid-September to mid-October) started earlier with the Democratic and Republican National Conventions which I covered.  Rolling out San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro as  Read More...

Sometimes When You Hangear, You Get Quoted

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Univision News/ABC News Obama DNC Speech Google Hangout

Charlotte, North Carolina. The email came in the middle of…oh heck, I don’t know since the last two weeks have been a blur once I hit the road firstly to Tampa, Florida for the 2012 Republican National Convention, then Charlotte  Read More...

DNC 2012: ¿Latinos, Interrupted?

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Charlotte, North Carolina “This is a big night for our community.” “El Julián is going to go national after tonight.” San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro opened the 2012 Democratic National Convention, one sign of the Obama campaign’s aggressive outreach to Latinos,  Read More...

DNC 2012: President Obama Asks for Your Vote

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado at the DNC 2012 with LATISM: President Obama Asks for Your Vote

When Barack Obama took the stage at the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC), he accepted his re-nomination for President, making the case for why Americans should re-elect him.  The signature Obama rhetoric that reached for the sky gave way to a speech grounded in  Read More...

DNC 2012: (Re)-Introducing Barack Obama

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado at the DNC 2012 with LATISM: (Re)Introducing Barack Obama with Michelle Obama

Charlotte, North Carolina If voters had any doubt about Barack Obama, the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina seeks to cast them away.  Speaker after speaker has been tasked with personalizing the President, standing up for his character, and arguing  Read More...

Julián Castro Tells Me Why Young Latinos Must Vote

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro tells The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado and LATISM Why Young Latinos Must Vote at DNC 2012

This is the scrappiest of videos, as your blogger-in-chief, sometimes has to do whatevs it takes to get the info out. In this case it was ambushing San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and asking the person next to me to film  Read More...

DNC 2012: How Will the Next 4 Years Be Better Than the Last asks CNN’s Alex Castellanos?

DNC 2012: How Will the Next 4 Years Be Better Than the Last? CNN's Alex Castellanos Tells The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado for LATISM

Charlotte, North Carolina Look who I ran into at Charlotte’s airport while I was picking up my maleta in baggage claim? CNN contributor and Republican strategist Alex Castellanos.  Ni corta ni perezosa as Mami would say, I whipped out my camera  Read More...

Did the Bridesmaid Upstage the Bride? Marco Rubio Introduces GOP nominee Mitt Romney

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado at RNC 2012 for LATISM: Marco Rubio Introduced Mitt Romney

Tampa, Florida Considered by many a “rising star” in the Republican party, Senator Marco Rubio’s introduction of Mitt Romney was nothing short of high voltage.  Florida’s junior Senator defended his GOP values of small government and free enterprise, with plugs  Read More...