Contributor, The Americano
is a Midwestern Puerto Rican educator, strategy consultant, and executive coach. She has served in senior leadership positions at The College Board and Teach For America. A fierce advocate of educational equity and the power of collectives.
Teaching at a community college shows how underserved many low-income students are, but it also reveals what is possible and the extraordinary, yet unfulfilled gifts of our people.
"To me, the American Dream meant having the right to vote," says Ylenia Aguilar, who ran for election the same year she became a citizen.
As Trump tweets “OPEN THE SCHOOLS!!!” women worry about returning to work, supporting distance learning, and the push to reopen schools during a pandemic.
Latino families are in the crossfire between the push to reopen schools and being disproportionately ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic.
36% of elementary schools and 65% of high schools in the U.S. have police officers on site, but the tide may be changing.
In a system where 97% of students are Latino and Black, Nella García Urban designs academic programs to give equal opportunity for underserved kids to succeed.
With 1 in 3 public school students projected to be Hispanic in the near future, Latino parents and leaders must demand an anti-racist education for all.