A story of one school’s efforts to assist young people fleeing violence in Central America

The Hechinger Report is a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.  It is staffed by talented and committed reporters and editors who collect data, research and stories from classrooms around the U.S. and share them with the public. Their ultimate goal is to explain how education can be improved and why it matters.  As […]

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MIRTHA MICHELLE’S Love Poems For Winter

I’m back to share with you some angsty love poems from Mirtha Michelle Castro Marmol’s bilingual book of poems, Elusive Loves/ Amores Esquivos, which was released in 2015. In the first post of this four-part series, I mentioned that these poems journey through romantic love by approaching the cycle through the perspective of seasons.  We’ve journeyed through the […]

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SPANGLISH SUNDAY 14

Hola! ¡Es Domingo!  And at Over The Andes that means it’s time for some Spanglish fun!           I hope your Monday face isn’t like this!             Have a great week!   Check out my Hispani-centric Memes Pinterest Board for more jokes like these and the links to the […]

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FRIDAY CANCIÓN: Manos al Aire by Nelly Furtado

Hola mis amigos.  ¡Es viernes! Welcome to today’s Friday Canción.  Today’s song is a more upbeat one, even if it’s about a love gone wrong.  Let’s dive into Manos al Aire by Nelly Furtado.   Nelly Furtado is a Canadian singer and songwriter who is the daughter of Portuguese parents.  Her success in the music […]

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FUN FACTS ABOUT LATIN AMERICA (6)

  At only 21,041 sq km, El Salvador is the smallest country in all of Latin America.  Unlike several of its neighbours, it has just one coast.  The nation is so tiny that it could fit inside the US state of Massachusetts, which in only number 44 in a list of US states by size.  […]

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Highlighting Dali Rivera- an Anti-Bullying & Diversity Educator

One of the purposes of my blog is to create a deeper understanding of a region and multi-culture that I love.  For sure, I don’t know all of it and I enjoy each experience or article or conversation that brings new understanding of this very diverse region.  However, very often when we don’t understand someone […]

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