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Putting Latinnnovating Stories to Work in K-12 Schools; a Call for Expectation Reform for Latino Students

On the stage as keynote speaker in Denver recently, I introduced the words “expectation reform” to the large gathering of K-12 educators and administrators attending the Green Schools National Conference. This came after sharing three stories of three “Latinnovators” and … Continue reading

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400 Minority 9th Grade Students, Two Workshops and Gratitude

I had the pleasure recently of leading a pair of workshops for 9th graders, about 90% of them Latinos from San Francisco Bay Area schools. The occasion was the Puente Program Northern California regional conference at the spectacular University of … Continue reading

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Celebrating, a little bit, the Uptick in Latino College Enrollment

My Twitter-loving friends have been abuzz about the recent Pew Hispanic Center Research report that announced 24% Growth in Hispanic College Enrollment from 2009 to 2010. Overall sentiment “It’s Not Enough.” My tweet on this topic: “It’s not enough by … Continue reading

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Familia AND a Four Year Degree

This week I had the honor of presenting at National Hispanic University in East San Jose. NHU is hosting their annual Summer Bridge program for Trio students. This term refers to those students who are: from low-income families the first … Continue reading

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Putting the Kids into Military Flight Suits

My week ended with a fantastic experience at a charter school with a great name–the Making Waves Academy. I was invited to present to 70 “wave makers,” – 7th grade students, all Latino and African-American, enrolled in a summer program … Continue reading

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