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Actress Eva Longoria Obtains Master’s Degree in Chicano Studies

Eva Longoria has just obtained a Master’s degree in Chicano Studies from California State University. The 38-year-old actress already holds an undergraduate degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. continue reading »

HISPANIC STANDOUT:  Felix Contreras Overcoming It All to Get Ahead

Felix German Contreras has quite a list of accomplishments to add to his name: NJ Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society President, pre-med aspirant, amongst others but the one he is most proud of is “Immigrant Dreamer”. continue reading »

Hispanic Education: California Migrant Head Start Program Can be Model

Long before President Obama triggered a new national interest in universal preschool earlier this year, a Central Valley-based Head Start program for children of migrant workers has been breaking down barriers that have kept Latino families out of early learning programs. continue reading »

Cecilia Preciado Burciaga, Chicano/Latino Student Champion, Dies at 67

Cecilia Preciado Burciaga, mentor and advocate to countless minority students and the first high-ranking Latina administrator at a top university, has died at age 67 from lung cancer. continue reading »

University of Puerto Rico President Victim of Scam, School Loses $150,000

The president of the University of Puerto Rico on Tuesday admitted that he was the victim of a scam and allowed the university to be defrauded out of $150,000 when he believed a con artist who passed himself off as a top government official. continue reading »

OPINION:  The Missing Link in Immigration Reform

The big question, is what happens after immigration reform passes, particularly with regard to educational opportunities for more than 11 million residents? continue reading »

College Board: Class of 2012 Advanced Placement® Results Announced

While Participation and Performance Increased Compared to the Class of 2011, Many High School Students with Potential for Success in College-Level AP® Courses Still Lack Access continue reading »

HACEMOS Hosts ‘High Tech Day’ to Bring Students to STEM Careers

AT&T and HACEMOS to Host the 15thAnnual National High Technology Day to Equip Students with Tools to Stay in School and Pursue Careers in Science and Engineering continue reading »

Thousands of CA Teachers Missing Needed Credentials – Latinos Majority in Most of those Schools

In Hispanic Education news, California Watch found that thousands of California teachers lack the appropriate credentials, especially those class rooms filled with English-learning students and schools where Latinos majority. continue reading »

College Board Offering Free Online Forums for Latinos to Prepare for College

The College Board, a nonprofit leader in education in collaboration with CollegeWeekLive , a leading provider of virtual events for admission to college, launched Destino University continue reading »

Cost of College Said to be Keeping Minorities in Poverty

Going to college has become a losing proposition for a growing number of minority youth in Colorado who find themselves burdened with student debt in an economy that is short on good-paying jobs continue reading »

Gates Funded Research Uses Latino Perspective to Redesign Student Financial Aid

During a Capitol Hill briefing and panel discussion with congressional leaders, Excelencia in Education today released the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded white paper “Using A Latino Lens To Reimagine Aid Design And Delivery.” continue reading »

HISPANIC EDUCATION: Affirmative Action Ban Results in Underrepresentation in Sciences, Engineering

Important findings on the impact of banning affirmative action in higher education were just published continue reading »

National Hispana Leadership Celebrates 25-Year Collaboration with Harvard

The National Hispana Leadership Institute’s (NHLI) Executive Leadership Program (ELP) fellows are set to begin their one-week intensive training with the John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Education Program at Harvard University. continue reading »

National Hispanic University to Offer New Online MBA Degree

The National Hispanic University (NHU) is introducing an online Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program, offering students a broad base of technical managerial skills and real-world insight continue reading »

University of Puerto Rico Students Demand Elimination of $800 Annual Fee

Students at the state-run University of Puerto Rico on Thursday demanded that Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla eliminate the $800 annual fee imposed last year on top of the standard tuition of $49 per credit hour. continue reading »

Consulate General of MX Helping Latino Students with ‘Steps to College’

2013 Feria Universitaria Expects 2,500 Latino High School Students - Focus is on College Financial Aid & Admissions - Latino high school students are invited to learn abo continue reading »

Hispanic Education: California Cuts Adult English Classes

Just four years ago, Oakland public schools taught English as a second language to 14,000 adults. The students’ native tongues included Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic and more than 40 other languages. Then, the school district eliminated the program. continue reading »

National Louis University Professor Carlos Azcoitia to Serve on the Chicago Board of Education

Azcoitia will apply his more than 35 years of educational expertise to benefit CPS students - National Louis University is proud to announce that Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently n continue reading »

Study Lists Colleges/Universities with Best Hispanic Graduation Rates

A recently released study from The Education Trust listed some of the U.S. colleges making the grade for Latino students. Instead of settling for lower success rates, they are taking responsibility for h continue reading »