Tag: DACA

For those who teach undocumented students, Julissa Arce has some advice.

For those who teach undocumented students, Julissa Arce has some advice.

Teachers in high-poverty schools know that students don’t leave their hunger, sleepiness, and anxiety at the door. We’re *almost* to the point as a nation where we can all agree on that. But for some students, not just those living in poverty, but many working class and middle class students, another quiet anxiety nags at…

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Got anger about DACA? Mayra Juárez-Denis can tell you how to use it.

Got anger about DACA? Mayra Juárez-Denis can tell you how to use it.

You wouldn’t know it to look at her warm and open face, but Mayra Juárez-Denis is angry… and that’s a good thing. For her, anger is the right response to the possible end of DACA. “Every person in San Antonio knows a friend or neighbor who might be affected,”Juárez-Denis said, “That becomes personal.” While the…

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Disruption goes to College at IDEA University

Disruption goes to College at IDEA University

Right now 100% of IDEA Public Schools students are accepted to college. Only 50% graduate, CEO and founder Tom Torkelson said at the San Antonio charter district’s annual luncheon. That’s a number he’d like to change, and when Torkelson wants to change a number, he usually finds a way to disrupt the market that’s creating…

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