La columna de la Dra. Nancy Álvarez: El 911 y los niños

En EEUU enseñan a los niños que, ante cualquier señal de maltrato, llamen al 911. Cuando esto pasa, se desata una gran tragedia y un real abuso emocional hacia el niño. O sea, que a quien se pretende “salvar” de un posible abuso, termina siendo abusado fuertemente por las autoridades. Además, se olvidan de que, […]

Northwest-Kansas City offers college completion programs

By Angie Baldelomar Northwest Missouri State University-Kansas City offers many degree completion programs.“If a student has already attended a community college and has already achieved the associate degree, they can transfer that degree into here – and then, we help them get two more years of major-level classes to achieve that bachelor’s degree,” said Amy […]

LNESC-KC director offers scholarship search tips

By Angie Baldelomar For any high school student considering college or trade school, looking for scholarships is as important than deciding where to attend college — maybe more so.Mike Macias, director of the LULAC National Education Service Center in Kansas City (LNESC-Kansas City), said the main takeaway in searching for scholarships is to not do […]

KCK student receives 2020 HACER National Scholarship

Kansas City, KS (Sept. 1, 2020) — McDonald’s is proud to announce that a local Hispanic student from Kansas City, Kansas has been awarded the 2020 HACER National Scholarship to help them pursue their higher education goals. The Kansas City, Kansas, scholarship recipient is Brian Garcia-Sandoval for $5,000. Brian attended Sumner Academy of Arts & […]

Professor encourages students to return to class

By Tere Siqueira For many area colleges and universities, classes are set to begin in a few weeks. Bryan Colmenares is among those people who encourages anyone seeking an education to attend classes, whether they be online, in person or a hybrid of the two. And Colmenares is among those people who understands how the […]

School plans for fall 2020

By Angie Baldelomar Three major school districts on the Kansas side of the Kansas City area have announced they will honor Gov. Laura Kelly’s order and start the 2020-21 school year after Labor Day. Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools (KCKPS) has announced it will start classes on Sept. 9. The district school board also has […]

Area colleges making changes for upcoming fall semester

By Angie Baldelomar Many higher education institutions in Kansas and Missouri have released their plans to safely hold in-person classes this fall semester. In the Kansas City area, Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kansas, announced its plans to return to in-person instruction on campus, though the term will start Aug. 31, two weeks later than […]

JCCC shares reopening plans for fall 2020

By Angie Baldelomar Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is preparing for the 2020 fall semester. When classes start on Aug. 24, 80% of the Overland Park, Kansas-based college’s classes will be online, either in the traditional form of online students are used to or an online hybrid that will have a virtual class time for […]

How to help children with the middle school-to-high school transition

Commentary by Tere Siqueira The transition from middle school to high school is among the most challenging times in a child’s development. And during this coronavirus pandemic-induced quarantine, this shift can seem even more overwhelming to children. Fortunately, there are several ways parents can assist their children through this process. Some helpful ways include the […]