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Brazilian Teacher Surrenders After Running Away With 14 year old- After Her Family Attacks Him

A teacher handed himself over to police in the southern Brazilian city of Alvorada after two days on the run with a 14-year-old student with whom he had apparently been romantically involved for several months. The teacher showed up Sunday morning at the girl's home to return her to her parents and then headed for the police station, but before he could get there the student's relatives attacked the 46-year-old educator. continue reading »

Judge Bars State Intervention in Tucson Desegregation Case

A Tucson federal court barred the State of Arizona from intervening in an ongoing school desegregation case involving discrimination against Latino students by the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD). continue reading »

Innovative Program for Latino Students: 100 Role Models in 100 Hours

A tried and tested role model program for Hispanic middle school students will begin in San Antonio, Texas with an initiative to recruit 100 role models in 100 hours. The HISPA Role Model Bureau, a national non-profit organization that provides professional Hispanic role models for young students, is hosting a recruiting event on May 25 at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). continue reading »

Colleges Starting to Welcome Undocumented Immigrant Students

Although an extremely small Catholic college in suburban Chicago, Dominican University continues to demonstrate its passion towards social justice by admitting and many times financing undocumented immigrants’ college education. continue reading »

Parents and Peers Have Strong Effect on Behavior of Mexican American Students

A recent study by Missouri University professor, Gustavo Carlo, found that parents and peers influence strongly the behaviors and moral development of Mexican American college students. continue reading »

California DREAM Act Applications Now Available

The California DREAM Act application, approved in October of last year, is now open for students who qualify. Students who qualify under the 'Student Aid Application for Dream Act Students (SAADAS) will receive student financial aid. continue reading »

University of California Admits Record Number of Latino Students

The proportion of Hispanics among the roughly 61,443 state residents admitted this year to the nine undergraduate campuses of the University of California marks an all-time high, the system's administrators said Tuesday. continue reading »

750,000 School Suspension in California, 41% Blacks, Latinos & Whites Each Represent 21%

A new report from the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the Civil Rights Project, Suspended Education in California’s Public Schools, estimates that more than 400,000 students were suspended and removed from classrooms at least one time during the 2009-10 school year in California – enough to fill every seat in all the professional baseball and football stadiums in the state. continue reading »

Democracy Now! Reports on Firing of Banned Mexican American Studies Director (VIDEO)

Sean Arce, the head of the Tucson school district’s banned Mexican American Studies program, was dismissed Tuesday night amid vocal protests from dozens of supporters. continue reading »

Immigration Law Associates Announces 2012 “Immigrants Aspire!” Scholarships

For over 20 years now, Immigration Law Associates through their educational outreach programs have helped foreign nationals identify the best options for achieving their immigration goals continue reading »

Teach for America - Recruitment and Admissions Overview

Working in partnership with communities, Teach For America recruits, trains, and supports talented and diverse individuals from all backgrounds who commit two years to teach continue reading »

Jose Luis Orozco Ramos Using Songs to Educate and Enhance Latino Pride (VIDEO)

Jose Luis Orozco Ramos is a musician who is promoting bilingual education in the United States through popular songs and more than 1,000 school districts are using his method to help immigrant students. "More than ever it involves using the traditions that come from centuries of songs, games, lullabies, tongue-twisters, rhymes," Orozco told Efe. 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 »

Southwest Airlines and HACU Partner to Create Travel Grants for Hispanic Students

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV), in conjunction with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), today announced the opening of "Dandole Alas a Tu Exito/Giving Flight to Your Success," its annual education travel award program for undergraduate and graduate students. continue reading »

National Latino Media Television Writers Program Kicks Off

The National Latino Media Council (NLMC)/National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) Television Writers Program is for those writers who can write at least one half-hour comedy or one-hour dramatic television script in English within a five-week period of time. continue reading »

First National Internship for DREAM Act Student Leaders

In 2011, the UCLA Labor Center’s Dream Resource Center in partnership with the United We Dream Network developed Dream Summer, the first national internship for DREAM Act student leaders across the country. continue reading »

Latino Mentors of America Preparing the Next Generation of Latinos to Succeed

The Latino Mentors of America program, being implemented in San Diego, Los Angeles and Sacramento, creates a relationship between Hispanic professionals and high school students that prepares young people for their future in college and the workplace. continue reading »

Top 25 Colleges and Universities Graduating Latinos

A Washington D.C. based nonprofit advocate for the educational success of Latinos, Excelencia in Education, announced Thursday its list of the to 25 higher education institutions graduating Latinos. continue reading »

Latino College Expo in New York City

The Latino College Expo is hosting their 22nd Annual College fair preceded by their 4th Annual Leadership Summit for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are affiliated with program agencies, high schools, and community-based organizations. continue reading »

Hispanic and Black Students More Likely to Face Suspension, Expulsion, or Arrest

In a civil rights report released Tuesday by the Education department, Hispanic and African American students were found to be involved in almost three quarters of arrests as a result of school related issues. continue reading »