TALAS E-newsletter – April 4

Posted on April 4th, 2019
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Mexicana/Chicana/Latina Activism and Leadership:
An Historical Overview – April 7 at 2 p.m. in Edinburg, Texas
Mexicana, Chicana and Latina activists have a long history of community activism to promote educational, economic and social reform in the Southwestern United States. To learn more about this history, the community is welcome to attend “Mexicana/Chicana/Latina Activism and Leadership: An Historical Overview,” a Sunday Speaker Series presentation featuring Maritza De La Trinidad, April 7 at 2 p.m. at the Museum of South Texas History. This presentation will highlight the various ways Mexicana, Chicana and Latina activists participated, led, and provided the leadership for various campaigns to improve conditions for Mexicanx/Chicanx communities.
ALAS is proud to accept applications for the ninth cohort of our premier leadership development program. We will reach an amazing number of 122 SLA alumni graduates in May. Our goal and vision to recruit, prepare and expand opportunities for emerging school-system leaders have been successful and we continue to offer an exclusive yearlong training institute that includes coaching, training, mentoring and support. Download the application for additional information on the Cohort IX schedule and submission guidelines. 
Deadline to Apply: Due May 31, 2019
Latino males near border area are more likely to attend higher education than those in urban areas, study shows
Latino males along the border are more likely to attend college post-graduation compared to those living in urban areas, according to the first policy brief by Project MALES (Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success), a UT initiative based within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. The study, released in early March 2019, uses data from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Education Agency and tracked students from eighth grade onward, focusing on Latino and black males.
Career Opportunities
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The teacher diversity gap is literally inherited
Children often follow in their parents’ footsteps. For example, many children root for the same teams and like the same foods as their parents. But do they enter the same professions?

Over the past year, teacher strikes have brought to national attention the plight of teachers across the country. Teacher shortages and a lack of teacher diversity are major issues facing schools right now. Recent evidence shows that teacher shortages exist and are expected to worsen. So where do new teachers come from? Many come from existing teachers—that is, they inherit the teaching profession from their mothers.
Held Back Why Austin’s Schools Aren’t Working For Students Of Color
There’s a problem in public education that no educator, researcher or lawmaker seems to be able to solve. In most urban school districts across the country, including the Austin Independent School District, black and Latino students don’t perform as well on standardized tests as their white and Asian peers.
NWEA Launches Educators for Equity Grant Program to Foster Equity in Educational Opportunity and Outcomes for PreK-12 Students
Inaugural program will award grants to school districts and organizations to support academic growth of under-served students.

NWEA, the not-for-profit provider of assessment solutions, announced the launch of its Educators for Equity Grant Program, a new initiative for helping schools foster academic growth and achievement for preK-12 students who face systemic barriers to academic opportunities. The program will award grants of up to $10,000 to schools, school districts, and non-profit organizations to help fund initiatives and programs designed to support the academic development of under-served students.

There are only 4 Latino senators.
Will more be joining them after 2020?
Currently, there are currently just four Latino senators — Democrats Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, and Republicans Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas. Democrats are targeting three GOP-held states with sizable Latino populations: Arizona, Texas and Colorado. New Mexico Democrat Tom Udall’s decision to retire opens up his blue-state seat.
John Leguizamo takes his play, ‘Latin History for Morons’
on U.S. tour
“I feel like we Latinx people created America,” Leguizamo said.
Comedian John Leguizamo is bringing his Tony-award nominated play “Latin History for Morons” to venues across the country.

Leguizamo’s 12-state tour begins with a two-night stand at the Apollo Theater in New York on June 20. He’ll then perform in New Jersey, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Connecticut, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Texas. The tour ends with his already announced seven-week stand at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.
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