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INFOGRAPHIC: Economic Competitiveness in Latin America

The 2012-2013 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) covers 144 major and emerging economies. The report assesses the ability of countries to provide high levels of prosperity to their citizens. Scoring a variety of indicators out of a possible 7 points, below is a sampling of where LatAm ranked globally. continue reading »

Unicef: Over 6 Million Children Do Not Attend School in LatAm, Caribbean

Around 6.5 million of the 117 million children and adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean do not attend school, the regional office of Unicef said Friday. continue reading »

Police Arrest 140 at Student Protests in Chile

Protests by thousands of striking high school students demanding better public education resulted in at least 140 arrests, left 18 riot police injured and caused damage to public and private property, the government of the Santiago metropolitan region and Chile's Carabineros militarized police force said. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Education Rates for U.S. Latinos on the Rise

The Pew Hispanic Center recently reported that Hispanics are now the largest minority group on college campuses as well as in public schools. Colleges have seen a 20% increase in Hispanic students enrolling between 2010 and 11. continue reading »

Help Your Kids with Their Homework With These Tips

There are many things you can do to help your kids start the school year on the right track, like replacing an old backpack or getting them the school supplies they need. But there's something more meaningful you can do that may not cost money: help them with their homework. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Where is Innovation Happening in Latin America?

The Global Innovation Index (GII), a composite indicator that ranks countries/economies in terms of their enabling environment to innovation and their innovation outputs. Globally, Latin America ranked between 39 and 118 (out of 141). continue reading »

The National Hispanic University Receives $1.5 Million Grant

The National Hispanic University has received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to continue the school's Upward Bound program, a pre-college, early intervention program that provides high school students with academic instruction on campus in mathematics, science, composition, literature and foreign languages. In addition, the program provides enrichment activities and a residential college program in the summer. continue reading »

CHCI and Univision Partner for 35th Annual Awards Gala

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) announced today that Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, will serve as its exclusive media partner for the 35th Anniversary Awards Gala on Thursday, September 13, 2012 in Washington, D.C. continue reading »

Expert Recognizes Issues in Puerto Rican Bilingual Education Program

The academic director of Spain's Cervantes Institute noted here the problems involved in establishing public bilingual education in Puerto Rico, where Spanish is the mother tongue of the vast majority. continue reading »

Arrest Warrants issued in the killings of Mexican students in Guadalajara

A Mexican judge has issued arrest warrants for eight people linked to the murder of four students and a snack vendor in December in the western city of Guadalajara, Jalisco state Attorney General Tomas Coronado said. continue reading »

Number of Chinese Students in Spain Skyrockets

The number of Chinese students studying in Spain has increased from 500 in 2003 to more than 5,500 this year, according to figures provided Thursday by a diplomat at China's embassy in Madrid. continue reading »

Mexican American Mathematician Seeks a Place for Minorities in Science

Mexican-American mathematician Richard Tapia, recent recipient of the National Medal of Science, has dedicated his career to endowing women and minorities with scientific knowledge. continue reading »

Iowa School to Offer Masters Degree in Creative Writing in Spanish

Latinos will likely represent a third of the U.S. population by 2050, UI said, citing projections by the Pew Hispanic Center, a nonpartisan think-tank based in Washington. "Spanish is no longer a foreign language. It's a national language and this program will help many bilingual writers to express themselves creatively in English and in Spanish," continue reading »

Kids Need Enough Sleep to Succeed at School: Experts

They recommend starting earlier bedtimes before school starts. Although many kids stay up late on long summer days, once school starts in the fall they should return to their normal sleep routines continue reading »

Camila Vallejo, the Face of Chile’s Student Revolution (VIDEO)

In only 2 months, the 23 year-old leader of the student protests in Chile has received countless death threats while keeping Chile’s government in check. continue reading »

CHILE: Workers & Students March in Second Day of Unrest (VIDEO)

Chilean labor and student strikes have organized into one 48-hr nationwide pot-banging strike or “Cacerolazo,” protesting the limp education, social, and economic systems. continue reading »

Hey, Chilean Students: Don’t Falter! Do You Know Who’s Got Your Back? (VIDEO)

Chilean students protesting for a better education, got a message of strength all the way from the backstage of a sold out concert in Morrison, Colorado. Who do you think told them he's "got their back"? continue reading »

UPDATE: Hacker Group ANONYMOUS Shuts Down Ministry of Education Website

Less than 10 minutes after the Anonymous cyber rendezvous took place at 10am, at least six Chilean government education related sites have been shut down! continue reading »

ANONYMOUS Calls for a Massive Cyber-Attack in Support of Chile Students

The “MalEducados” cyber-operation follows several weeks of student protests in Chile, offering them online support for their cause. Anonymous, who is behind the cyber-operation, is calling for global hacker support tomorrow at 10 am. to support student protesting for better access to education. They have been protesting for several months. continue reading »

Shakira and Piqué Together In Jerusalem

The singer is participating in a child education forum, sponsored by the president of Israel. The soccer player, tagged along. continue reading »