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Latino education was disproportionately hurt in the pandemic, advocates say

70% of Latino parents believe their children experienced significant learning challenges during the pandemic, and nearly half said they do not have people or resources in their community to overcome those challenges.... Read more»

Immigrant communities push for more non-English ballots

With primary elections well underway across the country, voting rights and immigrant advocates are raising the alarm about a lack of language assistance for voters who aren’t fluent in English.... Read more»

Do voting laws protect or restrict access? House echoes Arizona debate

Democratic and Republican members of the House Administration Committee stuck largely to their talking points during a hearing on the effect that voter ID laws, proof-of-citizenship requirements and lack of language assistance have on elections, with one side saying the changes protect and the other side saying they restrict voting.... Read more»

Pandemic imperiled non-English speakers more than others

Hospitals across the country have reported more hospitalizations and deaths of Black and Latino patients than of whites, and lower-income communities with patients who didn’t speak much, or any, English had a 35% greater chance of death.... Read more»

How inequity gets built into America’s vaccination system

People eligible for the coronavirus vaccine say they are running up against barriers that are designed into the very systems meant to serve those most at risk of dying of the disease. Intentionally or not, some vaccine programs have been designed with inherent barriers that disadvantage many people who are most at risk of dying from the disease.... Read more»

Calif. study: Common Core can help English learners

The rigorous new Common Core standards represent both a daunting challenge and a promising pathway that could help close the achievement gap for the growing number of American students who enter school knowing little or no English.... Read more»

Onion: Arizona high schools to now teach Spanish entirely in English

From the satirical website the Onion comes a photo commentary on Arizona's move to ban teachers with accents from teaching English to students who aren't yet fluent in the language.... Read more»