In the Media
Latino Students, Charter Schools and the Massachusetts Ballot Question ›
The Educated Reporter, November 07, 2016UMass Boston's Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy found Latino students and English-language learners in charter schools have higher proficiency rates on the state’s standardized assessment when compared to their peers in more traditional schools.
Data Unclear on Whether Charter Schools Serve Latino Students Better ›
Worcester Telegram, November 07, 2016A report about Latinos in Charter Schools conducted by the Gastón Institute was presented in a forum organized by the Latino Education Institute at Worcester State University. For Research Associate Michael Berardino the big takeaway is that more research needs to be done, regardless of the referendum on Question #2.
Report: Data Unclear on Whether Charter Schools Serve Latino Students Better ›
Telegram & Gazette, November 04, 2016UMass Boston's Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy held a conference Friday that aimed to apply data-based analysis to the debate over charter schools.
Pregnant travelers urged to stay away from countries with Zika ›
The Boston Globe, January 22, 2016C. Eduardo Siqueira, an associate professor in the College of Public and Community Service and coordinator of the Transnational Brazilian Project, says people have been caught off guard by the new virulence of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness found in some countries that has caused birth defects. Former research assistant Cristina Brinkerhoff was also interviewed.
The revolving door of expat Brazilians ›
WVTF-FM, August 21, 2015Eduardo Siqueira, coordinator of the Transnational Brazilian Project, is interviewed in this article on Brazilians living in the U.S. Siqueira says many Brazilians who go back to Brazil are having a hard time re-adapting.
Dominican Crisis Yields Political Lessons for Boston’s Latino Community ›
The Boston Globe, July 29, 2015Phillip Granberry, a lecturer in economics and research associate for the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, says Dominicans are now the largest Latino group in the Boston area. The population in Boston increased 28 percent between 2010 and 2013.
Uno de cada 5 bostonianos es Latino ›
El Mundo Boston, July 08, 2015A Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy study finds an influx of Latino residents to Boston. Director Maria Idalí Torres says many Latinos are considered Bostonians despite living outside the city center.
Campaña “Todos Juntos con Seguro” busca identificar a personas desprotegidas ›
El Mundo Boston, April 02, 2015Article on how the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy is using a $235,000 Department of Health and Human Services grant to identify people who are still without health insurance in areas like Pittsfield and the Berkshires, New Bedford, and Fall River.
‘Por Ahí Dicen’ study: Puerto Rican mothers not speaking clearly with children about sexual health ›
The Republican, March 12, 2015The Spanish-language campaign by the Gastón Institute and PRCC encourages Puerto Rican mothers to discuss sex and sexual health with their children. The public service announcements are currently appearing on Telemundo, Radio Power 1270, Radio Popular 1490 and El Sol Latino.
Holyoke Schools Under State Review, Solamelta, Marijuana Legalization in RI?: Under the Radar ›
WGBH News, March 11, 2015Under the Radar host Callie Crossley talks about Por Ahí Dicen, the new Spanish-language campaign encouraging Puerto Rican mothers in Springfield to have frank discussions about safe sex with their children. UMass Boston's Gastón Institute is spearheading the campaign.