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  • Veterans and PTSD

    Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media
    Guest Contributor
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:06 am
    Join #LATISM Thursday, September 4th at 9pm ET for a PTSD Awareness twitter chat.  Learn about the latest development and the eligibility process for Veteran Administration benefits. Help raise awareness about #PTSD, effective treatments, and stay informed on how to use technology to discover ways to find help.To follow the conversation, please use the hashtag #PTSDJoin @LATISM and @BiDuplantis   
  • Falling into the “Homework Gap”

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    Yamira Johnson
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:31 pm
    As we kicked off the new school year, several local communities and churches came together to collect school supplies such as notebooks, crayons, folder, pencils, and backpacks for students. We praise these great effort. However, it turns out that we have another major challenge that doesn’t get much attention in local communities–“homework gap.”Federal agency experts cited to recent studies which revealed that seven out of 10 teachers assign homework that requires internet access for research and completion of basic school work. Here’s the caveat:  Five…
  • Super Easy On-the-Go Breakfast Burritos, Perfect for Back to School! {Recipe}

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    Melanie Edwards
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:23 pm
    My kids started the school year last week and though we usually have plenty of time in the morning to eat breakfast and get ready, there are those occasional days when we’re running a little late. This school year, I’m also encouraging my 4th grade girl to get breakfast for herself more often so that a) she can gain some independence and b) I can tend to other things in my morning routine. As I thought about encouraging breakfast independence and how I could create a simple breakfast meal for my family, I decided to give on-the-go breakfast burritos a try. Check out how I put…
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    Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media

  • Veterans and PTSD

    Guest Contributor
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:06 am
    Join #LATISM Thursday, September 4th at 9pm ET for a PTSD Awareness twitter chat.  Learn about the latest development and the eligibility process for Veteran Administration benefits. Help raise awareness about #PTSD, effective treatments, and stay informed on how to use technology to discover ways to find help.To follow the conversation, please use the hashtag #PTSDJoin @LATISM and @BiDuplantis   
  • Falling into the “Homework Gap”

    Yamira Johnson
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:31 pm
    As we kicked off the new school year, several local communities and churches came together to collect school supplies such as notebooks, crayons, folder, pencils, and backpacks for students. We praise these great effort. However, it turns out that we have another major challenge that doesn’t get much attention in local communities–“homework gap.”Federal agency experts cited to recent studies which revealed that seven out of 10 teachers assign homework that requires internet access for research and completion of basic school work. Here’s the caveat:  Five…
  • LATISM teams up with Univision to address the Homework Gap

    Wendy Rivera
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:23 am
    LATISM is proud to team up with Univision Contigo and raise awareness about the importance of broadband access especially in the homes of Latino families. Broadband adoption plays a critical role in the homes of  Latino families with school-aged children. In a world dominated by science and technology, there is no question that the Internet has transformed our world. Connection to broadband internet allows students to access digital learning opportunities, conduct online research, interact with teachers,  and collaborate in ways unimaginable.This access has become increasingly necessary…
  • Closing the Homework Gap: Broadband Access and Safety

    Wendy Rivera
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:05 am
    Big THANK YOU to Univision Contigo, Common Sense Media, and EveryoneOn for participating in Thursday night’s Broadband Awareness Twitter Chat.LATISM is proud to team up with Univision to raise awareness about the importance of affordable high-speed broadband access especially in the homes of Latino families. This was a much needed discussion.Broadband has become increasingly necessary for students to complete basic schoolwork. According to the Federal Communications Commission, seven in 10 teachers assign homework today that requires Internet access. Yet, too may students,…
  • Broadband Awareness Twitter Chat

    Wendy Rivera
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    LATISM is proud to team up with Univision to raise awareness about the importance of affordable high-speed broadband access, especially in the homes of Latino families. Broadband adoption plays a critical role in the homes of  Latino families with school-aged children. It allows students to conduct online research, interact with teachers, access to digital learning opportunities, educational resources, online classes, and collaborate in ways unimaginable.Broadband access has become increasingly necessary to complete basic schoolwork. According to the Federal Communications Commission,…
 
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  • Falling into the “Homework Gap”

    Yamira Johnson
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:31 pm
    As we kicked off the new school year, several local communities and churches came together to collect school supplies such as notebooks, crayons, folder, pencils, and backpacks for students. We praise these great effort. However, it turns out that we have another major challenge that doesn’t get much attention in local communities–“homework gap.”Federal agency experts cited to recent studies which revealed that seven out of 10 teachers assign homework that requires internet access for research and completion of basic school work. Here’s the caveat:  Five…
  • LATISM teams up with Univision to address the Homework Gap

    Wendy Rivera
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:23 am
    LATISM is proud to team up with Univision Contigo and raise awareness about the importance of broadband access especially in the homes of Latino families. Broadband adoption plays a critical role in the homes of  Latino families with school-aged children. In a world dominated by science and technology, there is no question that the Internet has transformed our world. Connection to broadband internet allows students to access digital learning opportunities, conduct online research, interact with teachers,  and collaborate in ways unimaginable.This access has become increasingly necessary…
  • Closing the Homework Gap: Broadband Access and Safety

    Wendy Rivera
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:05 am
    Big THANK YOU to Univision Contigo, Common Sense Media, and EveryoneOn for participating in Thursday night’s Broadband Awareness Twitter Chat.LATISM is proud to team up with Univision to raise awareness about the importance of affordable high-speed broadband access especially in the homes of Latino families. This was a much needed discussion.Broadband has become increasingly necessary for students to complete basic schoolwork. According to the Federal Communications Commission, seven in 10 teachers assign homework today that requires Internet access. Yet, too may students,…
  • Broadband Awareness Twitter Chat

    Wendy Rivera
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    LATISM is proud to team up with Univision to raise awareness about the importance of affordable high-speed broadband access, especially in the homes of Latino families. Broadband adoption plays a critical role in the homes of  Latino families with school-aged children. It allows students to conduct online research, interact with teachers, access to digital learning opportunities, educational resources, online classes, and collaborate in ways unimaginable.Broadband access has become increasingly necessary to complete basic schoolwork. According to the Federal Communications Commission,…
  • Back To School Twitter Chat Story

    Wendy Rivera
    21 Aug 2015 | 7:23 am
    Great discussion with LATISM’s  fierce parent advocates Melanie Mendez-Gonzales  and Eliana Tardio.Another exciting  new school year, new teachers, new friends, new grade, and around the corner schedules packed with meetings and school events.These super moms shared back-to-school tips for parents of children with special needs, parents that home school their children, and best practices on how to make the first day of school easier.Check out our Back to School Twitter Chat story below. [<a href=”//storify.com/LATISM/back-to-school-twitter-chat”…
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  • Super Easy On-the-Go Breakfast Burritos, Perfect for Back to School! {Recipe}

    Melanie Edwards
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:23 pm
    My kids started the school year last week and though we usually have plenty of time in the morning to eat breakfast and get ready, there are those occasional days when we’re running a little late. This school year, I’m also encouraging my 4th grade girl to get breakfast for herself more often so that a) she can gain some independence and b) I can tend to other things in my morning routine. As I thought about encouraging breakfast independence and how I could create a simple breakfast meal for my family, I decided to give on-the-go breakfast burritos a try. Check out how I put…
  • Making Our Own Chocolate Candy Using Skyrocket Toys’ Candy Craft Chocolate Pen {Review}

    Melanie Edwards
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:41 pm
    My girl is starting to really be into cooking, baking, and having fun in the kitchen. Over the summer she found a love for the kitchen, testing out different recipes and helping me cook. When we found out that we’d be receiving Skyrocket Toys’ Candy Craft Chocolate Pen for review, we were both excited to play with chocolate and make cute designs. My baby boy was also excited and looking forward to making and eating his own chocolate! Read on to learn more about the Candy Craft Chocolate Pen and what the kids and I thought about it! Skyrocket Toys’ Candy Craft Chocolate Pen…
  • 5 Reasons to Love the Dyson V6 Slim {Review}

    Melanie Edwards
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:31 pm
    Though we may not want to think about cleaning and the various tools we use to help us in cleaning our home, I have to admit that when you find something that works well and eases your cleaning, you feel like you want to tell everyone about it. Even if it’s a vacuum. That’s why I’m sharing with you all about the latest Dyson V6 Slim vacuum model that’s exclusive to Walmart and why I think it’s a worthy addition to your home. We received a complimentary Dyson V6 Slim through our work in the Walmart Moms program and after testing it out around the home, I have 5…
  • American Home by Yankee Candle, Now Available at Walmart!

    Melanie Edwards
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Candles always seem to add a little something special to a room, don’t they? I love a nicely-scented candle in the family room or my bedroom; it’s great to light up in the evening and creates a soothing atmosphere and aroma. For those of you that are also candle fans, you’ll be glad to know that you can now find Yankee Candle at Walmart! I recently had the chance to preview this new line of candles during a visit to the Walmart home office earlier this summer and loved some of the scents! Read on for more info on American Home by Yankee Candle! American Home by Yankee Candle…
  • Back to School Style: Juniors Graphic Tees for Tweens & Teens

    Melanie Edwards
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:37 am
    As my baby girl grows into an almost-10-year-old young lady, I am faced with the reality that she’s no longer a baby girl. She is officially a “tween,” despite my personal feelings on the topic. As a tween, my girl is slowly leaving the girls’ clothing department and entering the juniors section. As scary as that thought may be, it does open up our shopping options a bit and allows us to find a bigger variety of clothes. As we went back to school shopping these last few weeks, a recurring theme for her was graphic tees. The girl loves a good play on words or funny…
 
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