The New York State Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican & Hispanic Task Force met with Dr. Ricardo Fernandez, President of Lehman College and Dr. Carole M. Berotte Joseph, President of Bronx Community College to listen to the investment that the two colleges are making on improving the quality of education as well as updating equipment, technology and […]
Nearly 40 percent of our high school students in America fail to graduate. Conversely, the drop out rate in countries such as Singapore is 3 percent. There is an urgent need to address this problem. However, we all need to understand the problem before we can address it. Please see below for the fact sheets […]
Members of the NYS Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force convened to listen to the secret of many successful education programs throughout the country that have transformed their academic performance in every aspect: from improved student performance and engagement to far fewer behavioral problems and more parent involvement. Please see the video below for the presentation […]
Executive Director of NYS Association for Bilingual Education, Nancy Villarreal de Adler, addressed executive members of the NYS Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican Hispanic Task Force on the importance and benefits of having a quality multilingual education program to expose students to diverse linguistic and cultural environment.
The Alarming Situation of the Suspension of The School Improvement Grant for 10 School Districts Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz (Brooklyn), Chairman of the New York State Assembly Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force will be calling for a public hearing to address the recent suspension of School Improvement Grant funding to 10 school districts in New York […]
Will More Latino Teachers Solve The Latino Achievement Gap In U.S.? Could bolstering the Latino teacher workforce have an impact on the widening achievement gap between Latino students and their white and black peers in America? According to the Washington Post, more than 21 percent of schoolchildren are Latino, compared to seven percent of teachers, […]
In New York City, the Hispanic population increased by 8% since 2000 to 2.3 million. Since the 2000 census, the Hispanic population in Long Island has increased 43% to over 400,000. The biggest growth among Hispanics has happened in the outlying area of the city of Putnam County with an increase of 99% accounting for […]
Somos Scholarship Press Release June 8 2011