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November 10, 2014 at 6:06 AM

Helping Latino parents help their kids

Corrected version In the south Seattle neighborhood of White Center, parents, many Spanish-speaking, are learning how to teach their children years before they enter the classroom. A trend of training parents to be better first teachers for their infants and toddlers is gaining momentum nationwide in the push to improve early education. But, that type of training is…

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October 8, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Shaping Seattle’s understanding of Latinos through film

The Seattle Latino Film Festival plans to screen “Que caramba es la vida,” a German documentary about female Mariachi musicians in Mexico City, on Saturday, Oct. 11. Many people in the Northwest tend to equate “Mexican” with “Latino,” but that’s a limited perspective. As a Mexican-American, I see that dynamic play out on a regular…

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