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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month runs September 15 – October 15 every year.  If you haven’t yet celebrated the month in your classroom, you still have a week left!

The month-long celebration begins September 15 to coincide with the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.  Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18.

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Hispanics have become the largest minority group in the U.S., and that growth is reflected in America’s public schools. Fifty million students attend public schools. About 20 percent of public school students—10 million children—are Hispanics. Moreover, according to the U.S. Census, one out of every four kindergarten students in the U.S. today is Latino.

Do you have other ideas for celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month?  If so, please share with your colleagues by leaving a comment.

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