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Latinx Teachers Tell Us How They Really Want You to Show Your Appreciation

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Teachers have a challenging and often thankless job. They are responsible for our children for many hours out of each day. They aren’t just educators, they’re caregivers, and their efforts often go unrecognized by students, administrators, and sadly, parents too....
Family

5 Ways to Help Your Kids Feel Less Stressed About Homework

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Sponsored by Paper It starts from the minute they walk through the door. The whining and complaining about homework is something most parents have to contend with on a daily basis. We don’t really blame our kids — we didn’t...
Family

How I’m Avoiding the Learning Challenges I Experienced With My Own Children

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Sponsored by Paper Growing up, I was a straight A student. Well, that was until fourth grade fractions. I just didn’t get it and despite being in a “talented and gifted” classroom, my teacher did not offer me the classroom...
Family

Hear From a School District Where Families Have Access to Free Multilingual Tutoring 24/7

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Sponsored by Paper With so much on our plates as parents, it sometimes feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day to help our kids stay on track academically. Moms work more than ever before — often, outside of...
Culture Family

Hispanic Heritage Month Feels Like an Afterthought in My Kids’ Schools

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Hispanic Heritage Month has felt a bit lackluster for me this year. As a mom, a lot of Hispanic Heritage Month is connected to my children, and what they are doing to learn about and honor Hispanic and Latinx heritage,...
Culture

New La Borinqueña Exhibit in San Juan, Puerto Rico Aims to Educate & Unite the Diaspora

As soon as I stepped through the door of Chocobar Cortés late in June 2021, I was met by a wall plastered with an image of the indy superhero La Borinqueña, created by Nuyorican graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, it was...
News and Entertainment

GoFundMe for Young Latinas Using Taco Bell WiFi for School Raises Almost 150K!

Virginia Isaad
A photo of two little girls on the sidewalk using Taco Bell wifi for school in Salinas went viral for putting a spotlight on the digital divide in education during the pandemic. The image was posted by @ms_mamie89 who wrote...