Fronteras Desk News

An hour-long special comprised of five different stories reporting on the Latino education gap.
Feb. 4, 2012
The Latino Gap: Not Quite Trilingual
California, Arizona, and Massachusetts have all replaced bilingual education with an English immersion model. This was supposed to help close the achievement gap. But by most measures, it hasn't. In the finale of our series, we follow one student through five years of English-only classes and find that she's still struggling to communicate, in any language.
Feb. 3, 2012
Immigration advocates called the decision a partial victory to their cause. Some backers of stricter immigration policies say one less detention center won’t make a difference; keeping illegal immigrants out will.
Feb. 3, 2012
Paul may be an underdog in the race to be the Republican Presidential nominee, but his message resonates with libertarian ideals popular in rural towns like Pahrump, Nev. The state holds it's caucus on Feb. 4.
Feb. 3, 2012
An immediate concern is the potential loss of the low income tax credit being discussed in Congres. The group also called for the resignation of controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Feb. 3, 2012
The expulsion equals 15 percent of the Pala Band of Mission Indians. They will no longer receive payments from the tribe, which operates a casino in North San Diego County.
Feb. 2, 2012
California voters called for a virtual end to bilingual education. But things have changed. As part of our ongoing series, some educators believe an increasingly popular model of bilingual teaching can help close the Latino education achievement gap.
Feb. 2, 2012
A march to remember the lives of migrants who have died crossing the U.S.-Mexico border gets underway Thursday in San Diego. The group plans to follow the international boundary to Arizona.
Feb. 2, 2012
"The Godfather" on the big screen at the Reading Clairemont Town Square Cinemas tonight at 7pm. That's an offer you can't refuse.
Feb. 2, 2012
Culture Clash returns to La Jolla Playhouse with a new play, "American Night: The Ballad of Juan José," which examines our collective history through the eyes of an immigrant as he studies for his U.S. citizenship test.
Feb. 2, 2012
For people on the Navajo reservation, AIDS has long been thought of as a white man’s disease, off the reservation. But a spike in infections is leading to some changes in attitudes about the previously taboo issue.
Feb. 2, 2012
In 2007, there were 320 murders in one year. By 2010, that number reached more than 3,000 murders. Last year, the killings went down to about 2,000 people.
Feb. 2, 2012
Survivors also filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the owners of the gun shop that allegedly sold the weapon that killed Agent Brian Terry. The claim is a necessary step before filing a lawsuit against the government.
Feb. 1, 2012
They withdrew their petition after prosecutors in the case agreed to work with them informally. If granted, the request would have opened the possibility of turning the smuggling case into one against the ATF.
Feb. 1, 2012
There’s a new community college in Phoenix: Navajo Technical College. This new branch is primarily enrolling immigrant youth after the local community college district more than tripled tuition for non-residents.
Feb. 1, 2012
Services will be held Tuesday night for a 13-year old San Ysidro Middle School student shot and killed over the weekend in Tijuana. He was one of five males killed in what is being called an attack by organized crime.
Jan. 31, 2012
Last year, we told you the story of a woman who uses medical marijuana as she recovers from cancer. It’s been over eight months since we spoke with this woman. We caught up and learned how her life has changed.
Jan. 31, 2012
The murders of five people at a family gathering Saturday were a reminder that organized crime is still active in Tijuana despite a recent decrease in drug killings.
Jan. 30, 2012
Stronger enforcement in other areas pushed more border crossers to New Mexico, where ranchers say crime has spiked. A new base aimed to quash the activity will not work, some say, because it's too far from the border.
Jan. 30, 2012
UPDATE: The candidate decided to appeal the decision, according to the NY Times & Reuters. The judge's decision is based on a state law that requires public officials have a proficiency in English.
Jan. 27, 2012

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