Education


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Google Honors Felicitas Méndez on the First Day of Hispanic Heritage Month

The Puerto Rican activist fought against California school segregation during the 1940s.

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Florida Orders Some Counties to Hide Data as COVID-19 Cases Spike in School-Age Children

Because the state ordered some counties to keep health data secret citing privacy issues, parents in parts of the state don’t know if the outbreaks are related to their schools.

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Ylenia Aguilar Was Once Undocumented. Now, She Votes for Those Who Can’t.

"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.

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$125,000 Raised for Immigrant Family After Photo of Girls Using Taco Bell Wi-Fi for Homework Goes Viral

Their mother, a migrant farmworker who never gets a day off, will now have funds to get back on her feet.

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Orlando Community Calls to Change Middle School’s Name to Honor Roberto Clemente

Parents and local organizations demand replacing the name of a Confederate general to tribute the Puerto Rican baseball legend. This would be the first school in Central Florida named after a Latino.

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South Florida Superintendents Consider Reopening Schools Mid-September

The announcement came two days after Florida teachers won their legal battle with Gov. Ron DeSantis, who pushed to reopen schools by the end of August.

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Fla. Teachers Retiring Early for Fear of Returning to Campus. Gov. DeSantis Pushes Reopening Anyway

DeSantis’ administration instructed schools not to close just because a student shows symptoms, without first calling state officials to discuss it.