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Only 59 Percent of Hispanics in New Mexico Will Finish High School in 4 Years

Hispanics, who represent about 60 percent of New Mexico's student population, have one of the highest high school dropout rates. "The future of our state depends in large part on what happens with our young students," Diane Torres-Velasquez, the director of the Latino Education Task Force, told Efe. continue reading »

“Steps to College” Expects To Aid 2,500 Latino Students in California

Consul General of Mexico in Sacramento, Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez made the following announcement today on behalf of the Steps to College 2013 Steering Committee: continue reading »

Undocumented Students in Colorado Can Qualify for In-State Tuition

The wide political backing for a bill in the Colorado legislature to allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at public universities appears to assure that the measure will finally pass after six failed attempts. continue reading »

Researchers Say States Should Require Students to Attend School Until 18

A growing body of research indicates that increasing the minimum school-leaving age to 18 not only increases high-school graduation rates but also significantly improves the life outcomes of students who otherwise would have become dropouts, according to an article in the winter 2013 Issues in Science and Technology. continue reading »

Harvard, Sao Paulo Students Finish Course on Energy Challenges

A group of 30 students from Harvard University and the University of Sao Paulo completed a two-week course Saturday in Brazil focused on future energy-generation challenges. continue reading »

Latin America Aims to Improve Education System with New Technologies

Latin America is aware that new technologies can represent a "lever of change" in its educational systems, the director of digital business for the Spanish publishing house Santillana said here Friday. continue reading »

Report: Future High Schools Will Have Smaller Graduating Classes, More Diversity

The 8th edition of Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates, released today by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), indicates that the population of U.S. high school graduates is entering a period of modest decline after nearly two decades of sustained growth. continue reading »

National Louis University Students Use Trip to Mexico For Teaching Preparation

Ten National Louis University undergraduate elementary education students recently traveled to Guadalajara, Mexico to observe teachers, share ideas with their counterparts at two teacher-training universities, and immerse themselves in the country’s culture. continue reading »

Mexican Consulate to Host Steps to College in February

Latino high school students are invited to learn about college admissions and financial aid at Steps to College 2013 in Natomas, on Feb 2nd. continue reading »

Telcel AMERICA, UTPA to Offer Smartphones to Empower Latino Students

Telcel AMERICA, a service provided by TracFone Wireless, Inc., America's largest no-contract cell provider and leader in the communications industry, has partnered with The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) to launch a grassroots initiative to provide the latest smartphones to Latino students, it was announced at a press conference at the university. continue reading »

UC Berkeley Receives $1 Million Donation For Undocumented Students’ Scholarships

Undocumented students attending the University of California, Berkeley, on Wednesday expressed their happiness after receiving a $1 million donation for scholarships from the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund. continue reading »

North Carolina Immigrants Under Temporary Protected Status Qualify for In-state Tuition

A change in admission policy allows immigrants protected under Temporary Protected Status in North Carolina to be able to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities. continue reading »

Univ. of Miami is Nation’s No. 2 Business School for Executive Education For LatAm

The executive education program at the University of Miami School of Business Administration has been ranked as the No. 2 U.S. executive education program for Latin America by America Economia magazine. The just released 2012 rankings also place the school No. 15 internationally among all of the schools ranked. continue reading »

NALEO Educational Fund Elects Dallas Mayor as New Chair

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund announced the election of its new chair, Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Pauline Medrano along with new board members. continue reading »

U.S., Mexico Sign Education Agreement

The United States and Mexico signed an agreement to promote student exchanges and increase educational opportunities for young people from both countries, the Mexican Education Secretariat said. continue reading »

Bolivian President Thanks Queen Sofia For Spanish Aid in Education, Health

Bolivian President Evo Morales on Tuesday thanked Spain's Queen Sofia for Madrid's help in improving health and education in Bolivia, expressed confidence that this would continue in the future and reconfirmed that he will attend the Ibero-American Summit in Cadiz, which will be held in mid-November. continue reading »

Arizona Universities May Open In-State Tuition to Deferred Action Beneficiaries

Undocumented immigrants who obtain work permits under the federal Deferred Action program may qualify for in-state tuition at public universities in Arizona. continue reading »

Complaint Filed Against Admissions Process at Public Specialized High Schools in NYC

Today, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), LatinoJustice PRLDEF and The Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College filed a federal civil rights complaint on behalf of a broad coalition of New York education, civil rights and social justice organizations challenging the admissions process at New York City's elite public "Specialized High Schools." continue reading »

USHCC, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Wells Fargo Partner for Entrepreneurial Training Program

At the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) 33rd Annual Convention, the USHCC, Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and Wells Fargo announced a first -time scholarship program reinforcing a commitment to higher education and entrepreneurship. Wells Fargo's $100,000 donation to HSF will support college-bound students who are dependents of USHCC members or past participants in BizFest, an intensive entrepreneurial training program for Hispanic high school students. The program will open for applicants on September 19, 2012, and close on December 15, 2012. continue reading »

It’s Back-To-School Time — For Adults

August is the time when parents across the country get their children ready for the new school year. It’s a good time to get the kids up to date with their immunizations, and to buy the supplies they need for school. In the rush to get everything ready for their kids, parents might forget that they might benefit from going back to school too. continue reading »