By Esther Cepeda November 20, 2013 6 a.m.
Want to boost the number of low-income Hispanic students who graduate from high school and go on to college? Then find a way to get their parents on board first.
By Esther Cepeda October 30, 2013 6 a.m.
There's something I contemptuously refer to as the "Hispanic Hype Machine." It's the Internet-enabled echo chamber that goes into overdrive every time a Latino-centric statistic comes out.
By Esther Cepeda October 2, 2013 6 a.m.
With the on-again, off-again chances of achieving wide-ranging immigration reform, there's much to be exasperated about. But more frustrating are the smaller, slam-dunk situations that could be settled by other means.
By Esther Cepeda September 25, 2013 6 a.m.
It's been a windfall week for boys, those too-oft overlooked stakeholders in American education.
By Esther Cepeda September 11, 2013 6:01 a.m.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio recently told members of the Arizona Minuteman border-watch movement that they could end up "seeing 30 rounds fired into them" if they're not more careful where they point their guns. Arpaio issued his warning after a Minuteman was arrested for aiming a rifle at a sheriff's deputy he'd mistaken for a drug smuggler.
By Esther Cepeda September 4, 2013 6:01 a.m.
When I started my teacher-training program a decade ago, I thought I'd be teaching for the rest of my life. Full of hope that I could make a difference in the lives of my community's neediest students, I couldn't imagine ever wanting to walk away from such a lofty goal. Yet, like so many others, I did — after a mere two years in the classroom.
By Esther Cepeda August 28, 2013 6:01 a.m.
It's late August and parents across the country are breathing a sigh of relief that their tours of duty as surrogate educators finally will end.
By Esther Cepeda August 14, 2013 6:01 a.m.
Some people relish the idea of a post-apocalyptic world because they fantasize about finally getting to kill and cook their own food and sanitize their own water.
By Esther Cepeda July 7, 2013 6:01 a.m.
Maybe someday, I'll go back to school and re-experience teacher training decades after the current movement to bring rigor to such programs has finally taken hold in higher education. Perhaps then I could marvel at changes in the currently laughable system of identifying and preparing K-12 educators compared to 2003, when I started working toward my teaching certification and master's in education.
By Esther Cepeda January 7, 2013 6:01 a.m.
Recently on NBC's "Meet the Press," President Obama said fixing our broken immigration system is one of the top priorities of his second term. No doubt the president felt the need to reiterate this pledge after two weeks of news coverage detailing the impact his administration's unprecedented deportations have had on immigrant communities across the country. Those news features were kicked off by the Department of Homeland Security's announcement that a record 409,849 individuals were deported in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30.