Diploma en Mano

Series produced by Radio Bilingue

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Image by: Zaidee Stavely 

Diploma en Mano es una serie de reportajes y programas producidos por Radio Bilingue sobre asuntos educativos que contribuyan al éxito o no de los estudiantes latinos en los Estados Unidos. La serie es parte de American Graduate, Let's Make it Happen!, una iniciativa de los medios públicos para tratar la crisis de deserción escolar, con el apoyo de la Corporación para la Difusión Pública.

Diploma en Mano is a series of feature stories and talk shows produced by Radio Bilingue on educational issues contributing to the school success or failure of Latino students in the United States. The series is part of American Graduate – Let’s Make It Happen! – a public media initiative to address the drop-out crisis, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

“Diploma en Mano 2013” or “Diploma in Hand 2013” is a special one-year national Spanish-language radio series on educational issues contributing to the school success or failure of Latino students in the United States. Monthly national talk shows with listener call-in participation and twice-monthly in-depth feature reports examine current educational factors beginning at a very early age for young people inside their schools, communities and homes that contribute to whether they will thrive academically, complete high school, and be prepared for college and other positive life options. The series is part of American Graduate – Let’s Make It Happen! – a public media initiative to address the drop-out crisis, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.


35 Pieces

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In the struggling farmworking town of Parlier, in California’s San Joaquin Valley, the Ramírez family stands out. All four Ramírez siblings attende...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2014
  • Length: 06:18
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Funded with public money, charter schools are emerging as an alternative to traditional education systems. They promise better student learning by ...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2014
  • Length: 54:27
Caption: Maria and Fabian Ramirez graduated from UC Berkeley on the same day that their older sister Gloria received her master's degree. From left: Angela, Maria, father Filemon, Fabian, mother Lucila, and Gloria. , Credit: Zaidee Stavely / Radio Bilingüe
In the struggling farmworking town of Parlier, California, the Ramirez family stands out. All four Ramirez siblings attended the prestigious Univer...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Oct 23, 2014
  • Length: 07:15
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dianna Valenzuela working on a robot., Credit: Valeria Fernandez / Radio Bilingüe
In Phoenix, Arizona, a robotics club has become a springboard for Latino students to go on to graduate from college with degrees in technology, mat...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2014
  • Length: 05:59
Caption: Dianna Valenzuela y Sergio Corral trabajan juntos en el panel de control de un robot acuático., Credit: Valeria Fernández / Radio Bilingüe
In Phoenix, Arizona, a robotics club is becoming a hotbed for Latino students, many of them low-income and some undocumented, to go on to graduate ...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2014
  • Length: 06:07
Caption: Yanaira López Sosa es una de las madres líderes del grupo del Proyecto de Liderazgo de Padres., Credit: Courtesy of Parent Leadership Project.
Sixty years after the Supreme Court banned school segregation, a report found that schools are still segregated, and New York City schools more tha...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2014
  • Length: 07:16
Caption: Youth attending Radio Bilingüe's forum in Boyle Heights/Los Angeles, address the panelists., Credit: Radio Bilingüe
Community leaders from Boyle Heights and members of the live audience at a forum on Latino education share views on the challenges ahead for Latino...

Bought by KZYX, KUNM, and KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA


  • Added: Sep 18, 2014
  • Length: 59:09
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Panelists at Radio Bilingüe forum in Los Angeles- Latino Education: Crisis and Response., Credit: Radio Bilingüe
A live broadcast in Spanish from a community forum in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles on the crisis in the education of Latino students.

  • Added: Sep 18, 2014
  • Length: 59:07
Caption: Dr. Patricia Gándara, co-director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, during Radio Bilingüe's forum Latino Education: Crisis and Response. Here with panelists photographer Camilo Vergara and Francisco Nuñez, director of the Young People's Chorus of New Y, Credit: Radio Bilingüe
A live broadcast in English from a community forum in Los Angeles on the crisis in the education of Latino students.

Bought by KZYX, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, and KUNM


  • Added: Sep 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:00:13
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Dr. Daniel King, Dr. Francisco Guajardo, and Dr. Frances Guzman on the panel., Credit: Samuel Orozco/Radio Bilingüe
This is the second hour of the forum held in Spanish at the University of Texas - Pan American in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley. This segment ...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:00:07
Caption: Dr. Daniel King, Dr. Francisco Guajardo, and Dr. Frances Guzman on the panel., Credit: Samuel Orozco/Radio Bilingüe
In Texas, more Latinos are enrolling into college than ever. Still, too many are dropping out of high school and ending their college education, pu...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:00:07
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A school district on the Texas border with Mexico achieved an astounding transformation that could be an example for the rest of the nation. Pharr-...

Bought by KWMR


  • Added: Aug 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:00:07
  • Purchases: 1
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This segment of a community forum focuses on college costs and initiatives to make college education more affordable for students of working-class ...

Bought by KVSC and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Aug 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:00:09
  • Purchases: 2
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Most English learners in secondary school are considered Long Term English learners, meaning students who have been English learners for six-years ...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 08:18
Caption: Children wait at school bus stop in Foley, Alabama., Credit: Javier Aparisi/Radio Bilingüe
Civil rights watchdogs found the vast majority of Alabama’s school districts were asking parents to provide their children’s Social Security number...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 54:26
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Spanish-Speaking Kids Benefit from Oklahoma Pre-K - Children from low-income families, immigrant families, or who are English learners often come ...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2014
  • Length: 05:55
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The costs of higher education have been transferred from the society to the student and federal policy changed from grants to loans, setting the st...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 54:34
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Extreme School Segregation. As the nation marks the 60th anniversary of Brown v. BOE, a report by UCLA’s Civil Rights Project finds that the school...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2014
  • Length: 54:25
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Advocates are sounding a wake-up call about the large numbers of English Learner students who, despite many years in school up to graduation age, a...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2014
  • Length: 54:24
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In Oakland, California, a group of Spanish-speaking parents is learning more about the Common Core, to keep watch to make sure that it is being app...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2014
  • Length: 06:07