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Obama Looks to Expand Access to Education for Hispanics

President Barack Obama's administration will carry out an "aggressive campaign" to make sure the middle class, particularly the Latino community, has better access to education from kindergarten through college, the director of the White House Domestic Policy Council said Tuesday. continue reading »

Mexican Teachers Surround National Television Network in Protest

Thousands of teachers surrounded the main studios of Mexico's two national television networks on Tuesday to demand airtime for their objections to a sweeping overhaul of education. continue reading »

Mexican Teachers Begin talks with Government, End Road-Blocking Protest

Mexican teachers have lifted a road-blocking protest that cut off access to the Mexico City airport for several hours, and were due to meet Saturday with government representatives to air their grievances over a recent overhaul of the nation's schools. continue reading »

Teachers Protest Education Reform in Mexico

A group of teachers opposed to educational reforms clashed with police and engaged in acts of vandalism at the seat of Congress in Mexico City, leaving about a dozen educators and officers injured, officials said Tuesday. continue reading »

Immigration Reform Could Lead to Surge of Adult Learners

Teachers at California's adult schools expressed their concern over the requirement to learn English included in the immigration reform package approved in the Senate, given that it would increase the number of students at institutions that are already suffering from budget cuts. continue reading »

USDA Announces E. Kika De La Garza Fellows for 2013

The USDA today announced the 10 members of the 2013 class of the E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program. The 10 fellows, highly accomplished staff, faculty, and administrators at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) from across the nation, were selected based on the compatibility of their interests with USDA mission areas, as well as the value their experiences will add to their institutions' educational capacities. continue reading »

Illinois Dream Fund To Give $100,000 in Scholarships to Undocumented

The privately financed Illinois Dream Fund announced Friday the awarding of the first college scholarships, for a total of $100,000, to undocumented immigrants who have been accepted to universities in the state. continue reading »

Public Relations Group Launches Scholarship Program for Hispanic Undergrads

The Hispanic Public Relations Association's New York Chapter announced the creation of the HPRA-NY Scholarship Program to assist New York area students of Hispanic descent (origin) achieve their educational goals. continue reading »

From Gangster’s Daughter to Teacher: Watch Pearl Arredondo’s Inspiring TED Talk

Pearl Arredondo grew up in East Los Angeles, the daughter of a high-ranking gang member who was in and out of jail. Many teachers wrote her off as having a problem with authority. continue reading »

Education Coalition of Latino Policymakers Address Needs of Latino Students with Congress

Latino public officials from across the country, representing more than 13.6 million Latino students (ages 5-21) currently enrolled in American schools, will gather in the nation’s capital next week to discuss the impact of sequestration and strategies for improving Latino student success with members of Congress and the Administration. continue reading »

72 Percent of Spanish Teachers Go On Strike

The State Platform for Public Schools on Thursday labeled the general strike staged at all levels of the educational system in Spain "a total success," while officials said a low number of educators and students took part. continue reading »

UCLA Establishes Center to Study Health, Poverty in Latin America

UCLA's Blum Center is a research institute that seeks to contribute to improving the health of communities with few economic resources in Latin America. continue reading »

North Carolina Immigrants Press for In-State College Tuition

Pro-immigrant groups in North Carolina stepped up their pressure Tuesday on state legislators to approve a bill that would allow undocumented students to pay resident tuition at public universities and community colleges. continue reading »

Thousands of Teachers Destroy Government Offices After Politicians Pass Education Reform in MX

Teachers in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero and activists from various organizations on Wednesday destroyed the offices of several political parties in the state capital of Chilpancingo, where changes to the state education law were approved by lawmakers earlier in the week. continue reading »

Foot Locker, DoSomething.org Announce Recipients of Scholar Athletes Program

Foot Locker Foundation, Inc. and DoSomething.org unveiled today the twenty recipients of the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program. Each student will receive $20,000 in college scholarships, totaling $400,000. continue reading »

Virtual College Fair for Latino Students Taking Place on Tuesday April 16

The College Board and CollegeWeekLive invite Latino high school students and their families to Destino: Universidad (Destination: College) — a free bilingual virtual event on Tuesday, April 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. EDT. continue reading »

Apply For Southwest, HACU’s Education Travel Program

Southwest Airlines, in conjunction with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), today announced that they are accepting applications for their annual "Lanzate! / Take Off!" education travel award program. continue reading »

Costa Rica to Bring Internet Access to Every Public School

The government of Costa Rica announced Friday a plan to install access to the Internet in every public school in the country in order to reduce the digital divide and have better teaching tools. continue reading »

Number of Minority Business Professors in U.S. Has Quadrupled Since 1994

The number of doctorally-qualified minority (African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native American) professors at U.S. business schools has quadrupled since 1994, due largely to the efforts of The PhD Project, an award-winning program aimed at increasing diversity in America's business management ranks. continue reading »

Univ. of Arizona Shares 150 Years of Mexican, Mexican American History Online

A new digital collection at the University of Arizona Libraries makes accessible more than 150 years of news coverage documenting the voice of the Mexican and Mexican American community. continue reading »