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Are Latino Students Ready for Common Core Standards?

Before CPS implements Common Core State Standards across district schools, the Latino Policy Forum holds a symposium to discuss potential academic achievement gaps among Latinos. Imagine this— two 4th-grade students having a text-based argument. Each student with a book in their hand—citing, talking, discussing and arguing about a particular subject, around a piece of text. […]

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Universidad Popular Reaches Community Empowerment Through Culture

A community center in Little Village, Universidad Popular, not only encourages new ideas, but works to establish strong events in order to encourage participation in the community. One such event, Feria del Mole, will celebrate six years of success on Sept. 24 at the Arturo Velasquez Institute. Participants can try about 40 different moles and […]

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Do You Have the Best ‘Mole’ in Little Village?

Universidad Popular (UP) has announced its 6th Annual Feria del Mole (mole tasting festival) at the Arturo Velasquez Institute on Saturday, Sept. 24th, 2011. Guests will have the opportunity to taste as many moles as they can and vote on the “Best Mole in Little Village.” The Feria del Mole is an annual event that […]

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Gov. Quinn’s Mortgage Relief Project Returns to Help Reduce Southwest Side Foreclosures

Governor Quinn’s Mortgage Relief Project on July 16th will be returning to the Arturo Velasquez Institute to help struggling southwest side homeowners take advantage of programs that can help them save their homes from foreclosure. “By participating in this event, homeowners can literally save their homes,” said Brent E. Adams, Secretary of Financial and Professional […]