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 »



TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on CNN en Español’s Notimujer Chats about Women Leading the Economy

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado on CNNE's Notimujer on Women & the Economy

Women are uniquely positioned to lead our economic recovery–if you are interpreting the recent data optimistically and believe our economy is on the up. ¿Por qué? Well, the “man-cession” as our recession was called by some experts, hit men disproportionately  Read More...

Latina Magazine: The 11 Biggest Political Stories Of The Year

Viviana Hurtado for Latina Magazine on 2011 Biggest Political Stories

What a hard exercise.  Decide the best political stories of 2011, particularly as they impacted the Latino community. Hmmm.  Where to start? Immigration, but not because Hispanics are “one issue” voters.  Au contraire mon frère. Latinos care as much, if  Read More...

The High Heeled Kitchen: Christmas Made Feliz with Tostones Video Recipe

The High Heeled Kitchen's Viviana Hurtado Tostones Recipe for The Wise Latina Club

Whether you’re serving a Honey-Baked Ham, frying a turkey Deep South-style like Big Bro, or roasting a pernil, how about adding some feliz to your Christmas with a side of tostones? ¿Que quéééé?  Tostones or fried plantains is a staple of the  Read More...

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin Talking Kobe Bryant and Political Wives

Viviana Hurtado on NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With Calista on TV Define anchor baby Kobe di-vorc-ING! It’s the most wonderful time of the yeaaarrr! Be glad–very glad–you’re not hearing me sing this twisted rendition of the Christmas classic only  Read More...

Fox News Latino: U.S. Youths Made to Pay for Actions of Their Parents

Viviana Hurtado in Fox News Latino: "U.S. Youths Made to Pay for Actions of Their Parents"

Children must pay the price for actions committed by their parents. That’s the message to students from the Florida Department of Education and the Board of Governors after the requirements to apply for a merit scholarship were revised to include  Read More...

Latina Magazine: “Anchor Baby”: When a Dictionary Definition Makes a Political Statement

Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine: "Anchor Baby": When a Dictionary Definition Makes a Political Statement

We don’t think about the political and social weight of language because we use it everyday to accomplish utilitarian and in the larger scheme, mundane tasks. Think: A plea of “please, please, please don’t tow me” in front of the all  Read More...

The High Heeled Kitchen: Celebrity Chef José Andrés’ Política of Food

The High Heeled Kitchen's Viviana Hurtado Interviews Celebrity Chef José Andrés for The Wise Latina Club

Celebrity Chef José Andrés is as passionate about food as he is about politics. When he’s not opening a new hot spot restaurant, taping an episode of Made in Spain on PBS, guest-starring with his culinary partner-in-crime Tony Bourdain on the Travel  Read More...

Latina Magazine: Election 2012: The Latino Vote

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine Writes on Election 2012: The Latino Vote

What a week!  Herman Cain dropped out of the race to become the Republican Presidential nominee.  That means I may soon be out of a job (wink wink to the chicas at NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin where in  Read More...