Center for Ethnic Student Affairs (U of U)

Ran into fellow Texan, Dr. Aleman at the Partners in the Park. He is the Assistant Vice President for Student Diversity and Equity at the University of Utah. He was at Poplar Grove Park with students that graduated from Salt Lake City School District. They are doing outreach to students in our community and encouraging them to attend the University of Utah.Their department will help students make the transition from High School to College and then help them stay in schools.It … Continue reading

Facing Suspension or Expulsion?

  FACING SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION? KNOW YOUR RIGHTS One of my neighbors, Maureen Minson  is currently attending the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and is promoting a student’s ‘know your rights’ campaign. PDF Link to Brochure 2001 In 2001, while serving as the PTA President at Glendale Middle School. I was was concerned about the high number of ethnic minority students being suspended and expelled from the school. I ended up getting … Continue reading


SCHOOL-JUSTICE PARTNERSHIP: KEEPING KIDS IN SCHOOL AND OUT OF COURT The New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children was established in 1988 to improve the lives and life chances of children involved with New York courts. The Commission is chaired by former Chief Judge Judith Kaye, and its members include judges, lawyers, advocates, physicians, legislators, and state and local officials. At its inception, the Commission predominantly targeted its efforts toward the youngest … Continue reading

A Call to Action: Mañana is Now (tribute)

MINMP I celebrated Pioneer Day amongst friends, at Jon and Jen’s 8th Annual 24th of July Celebration. Two of my mentors and Elders of the Hispanic community were there. Although we come from opposite ends of the political spectrum (I am Republican and they are Democrats), only on a couple of occasions have they held that against me. The other 97% of the time they have treated me as a son and have looked out … Continue reading

Race to the Top Grant: Our Students Lost out in 2012 –Why?

061813RTTBM   Audio of School Board Meeting In our June 18, 2013 School Board meeting, department heads were present to share the district’s 2012-13 Accomplishments. One item in particular caught my attention was RACE TO THE TOP grant. About 20 minutes into the meeting I asked why it was listed as an accomplishment if we were not awarded the grant. The attached audio is the portion of the meeting where Christine Marriott with the Assessment Department … Continue reading