Archive for October, 2011

Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

October 30, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Education Resources.

LASA is the largest professional Association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 5,500 members, thirty percent of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one Association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe.

Website link: http://lasa.international.pitt.edu/

Hispanic Educational Telecommunications System (HETS)

October 30, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Education Resources.

HETS is a telecommunications consortium of colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico. Its mission is to widen the access of Hispanics to higher education and training opportunities through educational telecommunications and distance learning. HETS member connect to each other through a diversity of telecommunications and information technologies. These technologies may include the HETS C-band satellite network system or compressed video through telephone lines or ISDN. All member institutions connect to each other through the Internet.

Website link: http://www.hets.org/

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, (HACU)

October 30, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Education Resources.

The HACU is a national association representing the accredited colleges and universities in the United States where Hispanic students constitute at least 25 percent of the total student enrollment. HACU’s goal is to bring together colleges and universities, schools, corporations, governmental agencies and individuals to establish partnerships for: promoting the development of Hispanic-serving colleges and universities; improving access to and the quality of postsecondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students; and meeting the needs of business, industry and government through the development and sharing ]of resources, information and expertise.

Website link: http://www.hacu.net/hacu/default.asp

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, (AATSP)

October 30, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Education Resources.

Since its inception in 1917, AATSP has promoted the study and teaching of Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and other related languages, literatures, and cultures at all levels. Through an exchange of pedagogical and scholarly information, the AATSP encourages heritage and second language study and supports projects to that end.

Website link: http://www.aatsp.org/

Education, Immigrant Students, Refugee Students, and English Learners

October 30, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Education Resources.

This volume draws attention to how teachers at both the elementary and secondary levels teach, advocate for, and learn from and about immigrant students, the children of immigrants, their families, and refugees and their families, many of whom are also English language learners. Common to all of the contributions to this volume is the stance that educators and teachers can improve education for immigrant, refugee, and English language learner students.

Website link: http://nsse-chicago.org/yearbooks.asp?cy=2010

Brookings Institute

October 30, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Education Resources.

Immigration experts of Brookings Institute are examining the demographic, economic, social and political impact of immigration in the United States and around the world.

Website link: http://www.brookings.edu/topics/immigration.aspx

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

October 30, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Education Resources.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization, dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families. In pursuit of this goal, the Foundation makes grants that help states, cities and neighborhoods fashion more innovative, cost-effective responses to these needs.

Website link: http://www.aecf.org/

State of New Jersey Department of Education

October 30, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Education Resources.

State of New Jersey Department of Education provides explanations of current law and regulations regarding immigrant students’ right of access to the public schools in New Jersey.

Website link: http://www.state.nj.us/education/news/2002/1021imm.htm

East Coast Asian American Student Union

October 30, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Civil Rights Resources.

ECAASU aims to inspire, educate, and empower those interested in Asian American issues. It sets goals to strengthen Asian American student organizations through intercollegiate communication in order to serve the social and educational needs of Asian American students; to advance the social equality of minorities by eliminating prejudice and discrimination, defending human and civil rights, and combating racism and hate crimes by activities permitted under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code; to encourage Asian Americans to participate in the electoral process through non-partisan and, unbiased voter registration, get-out-the-vote, and voter education drives that are not restricted to one election period and are carried out in more than five states; and to promote community-building and mutual understanding among Asian Americans with different nationalities and all people of color.

Website:

http://www.ecaasu.org/site/

LatinoJustice Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund

October 30, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Civil Rights Resources.

LatinoJustice PRLDEF champions an equitable society. Using the power of the law together with advocacy and education, LatinoJustice PRLDEF protects opportunities for all Latinos to succeed in school and work, fulfill their dreams, and sustain their families and communities.

Website:

 http://prldef.org/index.html

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