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News Roundup for MondaySeptember 20, 2010
National papers call for passage of the “DREAM Act,” the nest egg is feeling fragile, students are on wait lists at community colleges, and better health can be found through your friends.
News Roundup for FridaySeptember 17, 2010
Democrats reach out to Hispanics, a Spanish-language documentary on SB 1070 airs tonight, one in seven Americans lives in poverty, breakfast in class helps fight hunger.
News Roundup for ThursdaySeptember 16, 2010
Key members of Congress call for action on the “DREAM Act,” President Obama says he supports it, the student loan default rate continues to increase, home seizures hit a record high, and the poverty rate rises.
News Roundup for WednesdaySeptember 15, 2010
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV) plans to bring up the “DREAM Act” for a vote next week, small business aid bill clears Senate hurdle, retail sales jump to highest level in five months, and health care reform suit likely to advance.
Wealth-Building WednesdaySeptember 15, 2010
Homeownership, Elizabeth Warren, gap in credit scores, economic equality and subprime lenders. Welcome to Wealth Building Wednesdays, a weekly roundup of economic and financial news that matters.
News Roundup for TuesdaySeptember 14, 2010
Social Security disability claims soaring, Secretary Napolitano calls on Congress to act on immigration reform, loans keep Los Angeles health clinics going, and average student SAT scores fluctuate for class of 2010.
News Roundup for MondaySeptember 13, 2010
Retiring later a challenge for workers, no consensus for tax cuts for the rich, fake drugs a growing problem, and new restraints on banks.
Safety in Numbers: Creating a Fairer Housing MarketSeptember 10, 2010
Pages and pages of ratios and figures don’t usually fire up a crowd, but they do affect the rash of foreclosures our country is experiencing, and Americans are fired up about that.
The promise of real change in our education systemSeptember 10, 2010
School is now in full swing, and students throughout the country are readjusting to new classmates, teachers, and schoolwork. Many states are also marking the new school year by beginning to implement the Common Core State Standards, which are part of a voluntary, state-led initiative to establish a clear set of educational standards for K–12 English language arts and math.
News Roundup for FridaySeptember 10, 2010
Austan Goolsbee will head the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA), the Court of Appeals strikes down a Hazelton, PA anti-immigrant law, a couple has their house sold from under them by a bank, and overweight Americans think they are not.
News Roundup for ThursdaySeptember 09, 2010
White House highlights health care reform benefits for Latinos, falling interest rates hurt savers, a solar project in California gets approved, shortages of trucks and drivers are raising freight costs, and repealing the 14th Amendment would lead to a larger undocumented population.
News Roundup for WednesdaySeptember 08, 2010
The state of housing, “I was an ‘anchor baby,’” the incredible growth of the school supply list, and President Obama writes about health en español.
News Roundup for TuesdaySeptember 07, 2010
Peter Orzag, former director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, calls for an extension to the Bush tax cuts, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer retracts her claim on beheadings in the desert, the flu vaccine is readily available this year, and stories of the unemployed are compiled by the Los Angeles Times.
DESPITE HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT, LATINOS ARE WORKING HARD TO STRENGTHEN AMERICA’S ECONOMYSeptember 03, 2010
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Latinos continue to endure above-average unemployment rates compared to other Americans; in August, Latino unemployment was 12%, compared to 9.6% nationwide.
News Roundup for FridaySeptember 03, 2010
54,000 jobs were lost in August, the costs of health care are being passed on to workers, the Department of Justice sues Sheriff Arpaio for “not showing his papers,” and the Department of Health and Human Services announces a national coalition to enroll uninsured kids in health care.
News Roundup for ThursdaySeptember 02, 2010
Foreclosures could spell trouble on Election Day, undocumented immigration drops dramatically, a survey examines Hispanic middle schoolers and substance use, and spending in health care slows.
LATINO AND ELL STUDENTS IN THE NEW EDUCATIONAL LANDSCAPESeptember 01, 2010
To help about 5,000 of the nation’s most troubled schools, the Obama administration is offering competitive Race to the Top funds to districts that lift their caps on charter schools. This approach is just one part of a larger strategy to reverse the decline of failing schools in this country.
News Roundup for WednesdaySeptember 01, 2010
New York schools come under the scrutiny of a civil rights group, and students in standalone middle schools are shown to have lower standardized test scores. Latino activists fight a California ballot initiative that would increase pollution in low-income neighborhoods. Scientists find that exercise can override genetics when it comes to weight gain. A Tucson police officer’s lawsuit against Arizona is dismissed.
Latino Youth Have Their Say on Arizona and SB1070August 31, 2010
Students should be focused on getting back to school right now, not worrying about whether their parents will be targeted because they look Latino. Policies that target immigrants and their families have left Latino youth feeling anxious and frustrated, yet motivated to defend traditional American values such as fairness, freedom, and respect for diversity.
News Roundup for TuesdayAugust 31, 2010
Immigrants boost the wealth for U.S. workers, a mother and daughter talk diversity, home prices were on the rise in June, and a new school year means crowded classrooms in Maryland