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Photo courtesy of Springfield School Department Back to School Celebration Saturday, August 24, 2013 10:00am – 2:00pm Blunt Park 2460 Roosevelt Ave Springfield, MA 01104 The Springfield Public Schools in partnership with Sodexo will host its annual Back to School Celebration on Saturday, August 24th  from 10:00am – 2:00pm at Blunt Park 2460 Roosevelt Avenue. The purpose of the Back to School... 

Annual Program for Educators in Cuba

School children in La Habana A dynamic program of research and investigation of Cuba’s education system School Children in Cuba Common Ground announces its annual program in Education in Cuba February 16 to 23, 2013. This program provides a unique opportunity for U.S. teachers and other full time professionals to meet in Cuba with their colleagues and counterparts, to visit schools and to learn... 

Target stores to donate materials to young learners

Students and staff at Ells Elementary School will have an additional $3,000 worth of school supplies to support teaching and learning there thanks to a generous donation by Target Stores. Representatives from Target will deliver the supplies on Friday, September 7 at 10 a.m. at the school, 319 Cortland St. Cheryl Stanco, Executive Team Leader Human Resources, said the store is committed to funding... 

Local College Students Complete Governor Patrick’s Western Massachusetts Summer Internship Program

Governor Deval Patrick’s Western Massachusetts Regional Office today announced that ten interns have completed the 2012 Governor’s Western Massachusetts Intra-Agency Summer Internship Program. The internship program provides college students with the opportunity to learn and engage in state government while also providing students with a practicum that will enhance academic and professional development. SPRINGFIELD... 

A Graphic About Police Brutality and Knowing Your Rights

Criminology.com created a graphic illustrating case-by-case examinations of police brutality toward members of the general public. Take a look. Created by: Criminology.com .gplus #___plusone_0, .gplus #___plusone_1,.gplus #___plusone_2, .gplus #___plusone_3, .gplus #___plusone_4, .gplus #___plusone_5, .gplus #___plusone_6, .gplus #___plusone_7, .gplus #___plusone_8, .gplus #___plusone_9, .gplus... 

Juan Rodríguez González, 6, Campeón Estudiantil

Juan, quien tiene solamente 6 anos, fue nombrado uno de los 13 ganadores del sexto “Mi concurso Escolar Ideal” auspiciado por el Massachusetts School Building Authority Los Representantes Cheryl Coakley-Rivera y Ben Swan visitaron a la Escuela Kensington Avenue School para sorprender y felicitar a Juan Rodriguez Gonzalez, estudiante del primer grado.  Juan, quien tiene solamente 6 anos, fue nombrado... 

Desafío entrevista a Benicio del Toro

Titulada Cine, cultura y educación en las palabras de Benicio del Toro nos enteramos de las opiniones del artista sobre temas tales como el desarrollo de la industria cinematográfica en Puerto Rico, la importancia de la educación académica e informal para todo el que desee producir calidad en este renglón y sus comienzos en el séptimo arte.Esperamos que la entrevista sea de tu agrado y que con... 

Free Film Screening “Precious Knowledge”

The documentary Precious Knowledge interweaves the stories of students in the Mexican American Studies Program at Tucson High School. While 48 percent of Mexican American students currently drop out of high school, Tucson High’s Mexican American Studies Program has become a national model of educational success with approximately 93 percent of students graduating from high school and 85 percent going... 

New Group Supports Region’s Latina/o Faculty

The New England Consortium of Latina/o Studies is based at Mount Holyoke College. The recently formed New England Consortium of Latina/o Studies will support Latina/o Studies scholars throughout the region. The idea for the group came out of a conversation “where we realized how isolated many of us feel from our colleagues in other institutions,” said Alberto Sandoval-Sánchez , professor of Spanish... 

“Precious Knowledge” Documentary Educates UMass Members about Arizona’s Ethnic Studies Controversy

By Nathaniel Dray  ABOUT THIS STORY UMass Communication students are reporting on a variety of Latina/o issues as part of a Spanish-language and Latino Media class. Precious Knowledge illustrates what motivates Tucson High School students and teachers to form the front line of an epic civil rights battle. “We struggle to learn, to learn to struggle.” Frederick Douglass’ words hold true for high... 
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