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Tag Results for "Hispanic Education"

Number of Hispanics Pursuing Ph.D.s Rises 161% from 2000 to 2010

According to information obtained from U.S. Census data, Hispanics with doctorates jumped 161 percent from 1990 to 2010. This number is almost double the non-Hispanic rate of 90 percent, according to the census data. continue reading »

Study Finds Immigrants Make Up About 23% of Undergraduates in U.S. Schools

According to a new study form the National Center of Education Statistics, roughly 23 percent of the approximately 22.3 million undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary schools during the 2007-08 school year were immigrants or were second-generation Americans with at least one immigrant parent. continue reading »

More Latinos Graduating High School, Large Part of Rising National Average

Report Examines Challenges Facing Latino Students; Identifies Promising Strategies and Districts Beating the Odds - A new national report from Education Week and the Editorial Projects in Educatio continue reading »

The Alignment Process

A project I am doing at work has me thinking. I am working on a curriculum project that I think of as an alignment process. In looking at individual courses, whether in grammar school or high school continue reading »

Aging by Dr. Ellen McMahon

Growing old is not for the faint of heart. There are lots of things that change whether you like it or not. Suddenly things that you took for granted as a constant are no longer there and that includes people! continue reading »

Building a Fire

I have a fireplace in my house in the city and in my cabin in the woods in Northern Wisconsin. When I am at home in the city, on very cold weekend days I like to build a fire continue reading »

Forcing Bulbs

We are just entering spring and the last of my bulbs are blooming. From November to March I try to keep flowers blooming in my house. I think there is something very welcoming and homey about having plants blooming in the house in the winter. continue reading »

Study Examines California Latino Students’ Involvement in Higher Education

The Latinos and Higher Education California Profile was compiled by The Campaign for College Opportunity with data from The Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Policy (IHELP) at Sacramento State Universit continue reading »

Faces of the DREAM Act: Crocheting Student Jose Luis Zelaya Runs for Student Office at Texas A&M

We first heard about undocumented student Jose Luis Zelaya after he posted a video of himself attempting to crochet his way to a Guinness World Record to help pay for college for his sister and graduate school for himself. continue reading »

Creating a Season

There are seasons of the year when we spend lots of time and energy even money on decorating. We decorate the house inside and out. We wear festive clothing and even costumes. With t continue reading »

Texas Student Sarah Bustamantes, 12, Arrested for Spraying Perfume

Like many young students, Sarah Bustamantes was teased. Her classmates often told her she smelled and made fun of her for being “weird.” So on one of these occasions, 12-year-old Bustamantes pulled out a bottle of perfume and sprayed herself twice. continue reading »

Rational Beings

A basic economic principle states that we are rational beings who make decisions based on a rational process that serves our particular needs. This assumption is something I have always taken issue with. continue reading »

Creating a Season

There are seasons of the year when we spend lots of time and energy even money on decorating. We decorate the house inside and out. We wear festive clothing and even costumes continue reading »

Little Changes make a Big Difference

I recently purchased a car after going 18 months without one. I took public transportation, I am proud CTA card carrier, and on the few occasions I needed a car I rented one. continue reading »

Though Worried About Cost, Latinos in California Say College is Important

Seven of every 10 California Hispanics say that success in life depends on getting a university education, but the majority of Latino parents are concerned about the cost of their children's college schooling. continue reading »

Investing in Nothing for Yourself

What have you done for yourself lately? Do you ever make note of those things that you do just for yourself? It may seem selfish or narcissistic to be focused on doing for yourself continue reading »

Texas and Montana Minority Students Show Excellence in Math Assessment Tests

Eighth-grade minority students in Texas and Montana can stand proud after the seeing the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress mathematics test. continue reading »

What are we afraid of?

Several nights ago I had the opportunity to sit in on a meeting of prospective students all considering going back to school for an MBA. There was a short presentation on why investing in education is important and smart in this job market. continue reading »

Hispanics Lagging in Attaining Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Careers

Last year, President Obama announced a goal to recruit 10,000 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) teachers over the next two years, saying it was necessary to “move the country forward” and bring the country’s STEM education to levels comparable to those in other developed countries. continue reading »

Learning by Doing

For the longest time I have been fascinated by all the things you can do with concrete. I wanted to make planters or garden patio blocks or even larger troughs for water. I bought several books and read like crazy. I went to see what other people did, continue reading »