School, College, Teaching



The Irish Influence in Latin America: A Brief History

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UPDATED August 1st, 2016 Next week many of us in the United States will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. In school this week, our children will wear green, see shamrocks everywhere, and may even learn the history of St. Patrick, the patron…

Get Your Kids Excited About School After Spring Break

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UPDATED August 1st, 2016 Ah, spring break. Kids look forward to this week-long vacation almost as much as they do their winter or summer vacation. Parents may look forward to the end of spring break, so that everyone can go back to their…
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How to Finance Your Child’s College Education

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For many parents, the thought of paying for their children’s college education can bring about feelings of pressure and anxiety. And with some schools costing more than $200,000 for a four-year degree, it’s certainly understandable. Whether…
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Tips to Teach Latino Traditions To Your Children

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The U.S. has always been known as the melting pot, for its ability to welcome individuals from every country on earth and have them come together as one nation. However, sometimes people take this idea in a different way and assume it means…

Real Talk: How to Pick Up on the Signs of Dyslexia in Kids

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When you become a parent it is terrifying. Even if everything goes smoothly from birth to the teenage years (and beyond) you are perpetually scared that something will go wrong. And sure enough, something will go wrong. It might be something…

Movin’ on Up: 12 Ways Kids Can Get Ahead Before Graduating High School

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The importance of learning life skills for teens beyond the classroom can’t be underestimated. Proper preparation for college, working, travelling or volunteering, can reap great rewards for high-school kids during those first lean years…

Sorting it Out: 14 Ways to Help Your Kid Get Organized at School

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Raise your hand if your kids need classroom organization tips to get squared away for school. As the academic year progresses, you’ve probably attended a parent/teacher conference and heard both the good and not so good about your kid. If…

Staying Sharp: 14 Ways to Keep Your Kid Learning During Winter Break

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Believe it or not, winter break will be here before you know it. Your kids could probably tell you the exact number of weeks, days and minutes until vacation begins. To them, winter break = a break from school = FREEDOM! But as a parent, it's…

Emmy-Award Winner Maria Elena Salinas to Co-Host #HazlaUmami Family College Twitter Party! Win Prizes and Learn Tips About Sending Your Kid to School

It’s a wonderful and proud experience to have a child in college. You did great, mami! But we know it can also be equally daunting. From tuition to growing pains to organizing—even basic communication, the stress can build. The key to…