“Back to school” means renewal season for free and reduced-price meals (FARMs) and other federal services to assist kids and their families in need. (more…)
As a new school year begins, it’s a great time to think about how you as a school leader can support your immigrant students and families. This topic is especially urgent given the recent immigration raids in Mississippi (which occurred on the first day of school) and violent attacks on Latino members of the community in El Paso, TX. (more…)
This Week in National Principals Month
As October continues, so do the numerous events for National Principals Month (NPM). That is why each remaining Advocacy Update in October will feature a breakdown of the upcoming events of the week so you don’t miss out on these special opportunities:
Guest post by Heberto Hinojosa, Jr.
As we look toward equity in all aspects of our schools, the small representation of low-income Latino students in advanced courses is of note. Over the last four years, I have had an opportunity to conduct a qualitative study to investigate parental influences and their perception of effective school practices that contribute to low-income, first- and second-generation Latino student success across Texas. Middle school students who were enrolled in at least one pre-AP class and earned honor roll the previous semester are those considered successful for the purposes of the study. (more…)
Apply for the CTE Makeover Challenge
Your high school could be eligible for $20,000 in cash and additional in-kind prizes to start a makerspace in your building! The U.S. Department of Education invites schools to enter the CTE Makeover Challenge by submitting a design for a CTE makerspace. All schools will gain access to a six-week CTE Makeover Bootcamp that will provide resources and training in makerspace design and planning. Up to 10 schools will receive the $20,000 cash prize. You can view the notice in the Federal Register here. (more…)