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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 »

POLL:  55% of Americans Oppose Affirmative Action for College Admissions

The U.S. Supreme Court last week agreed to hear a case involving the use of race as a factor in college admissions. Most voters oppose the use of so-called affirmative action policies at colleges and universities and continue to believe those policies have not been successful despite being in place for 50 years. 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 »

Med Schools Looking for Spanish Speaking Latinos

The high demand for Spanish-speaking physicians to serve the burgeoning U.S. Hispanic community is attracting more Latinos to the medical profession. continue reading »

NY Teacher Carmen Rodriguez Still Takes Home $75K/yr Despite Numerous Complaints Against Her

A New York teacher has managed to survive three separate investigations into her conduct in the classroom to continue to earn $75,000 a year, despite a number of written reprimands and a call for her dismissal by the city’s Education Department. 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 »

44 Years After Walkouts, Are Latino Students Better Off?

The following commentary was produced by South Kern Sol, a new, hyperlocal online outlet for youth reporting on community health issues in South Kern County. It is a project of New America Media, and is supported by continue reading »

College Seminar by State Representative Elizabeth Hernandez

Students and parents will have an oppertunity to learn about financial aid resources and college admission and speak with representatives from state agencies and local universities. continue reading »

Shakira Appointed to Obama’s Hispanic Education Advisory Board (VIDEO)

President Obama has appointed Shakira to his Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. continue reading »

Hispanic College Enrollment Spikes(24%) Narrowing Gaps with Other Groups

Driven by a single-year surge of 24% in Hispanic enrollment, the number of 18- to 24-year-olds attending college in the United States hit an all-time high of 12.2 million in October 2010, according to a Pew Hispanic Center analysis of newly available Census Bureau data. From 2009 to 2010, the number of Hispanic young adults enrolled in college grew by 349,000, compared with an increase of 88,000 young blacks and 43,000 young Asian Americans and a decrease of 320,000 young non-Hispanic whites. continue reading »

Feds Raid University Popular With International Students

U.S. immigration officials July 29 raided the University of Northern Virginia, which bills itself as the most popular American college for Indian students, for allegedly failing to comply with federal regulations for administering foreign student visas. continue reading »

US Ed Sec Duncan Challenges Nation to Work Together to Make Hispanic Education a Priority

New Report on Comprehensive National and State Performance Data Shows Hispanic-White Achievement Gap Unchanged Over Last Two Decades. continue reading »

US Ed Sec Duncan Challenges Nation to Work Together to Make Hispanic Education a Priority

New Report on Comprehensive National and State Performance Data Shows Hispanic-White Achievement Gap Unchanged Over Last Two Decades. continue reading »

Education Advocates Ask Government for Plan to Keep Hispanics in School While Working

Thursday, education leaders and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis were asked to create new education policies that would help Hispanic students balance school and work in order to lower the rate of those prematurely ending their studies. continue reading »

Latino Pre-K Enrollment Dips Dramatically Since 2005

The percentage of Latino children attending preschool fell substantially during the nation’s deep recession, according to a study to be released today by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley. continue reading »

Hispanic Leaders Urge Sen. Reid to Defund Gainful Employment Rule

MANA, A National Latina Organization, joined with leading Hispanic organizations and concerned state legislators in urging Senator Reid (D-NV) to stand as a leader for Latinos and fight to defund continue reading »

What Does President Obama’s Townhall on Latino Education Mean for Community?

Tonight, the President will join Jorge Ramos and Univision for a townhall, “Noticias Univision Presenta: Es El Momento –El Presidente, Los Hispanos continue reading »

“Does Your School Need a Fresh Start?”—A New Publication for Parents in English an

The Department of Education has unveiled a new publication that helps explain its program for turning low-performing schools into examples of educational excellence. continue reading »

Good Grades in High School Lead to Better Health, Study Finds

The “A” grades that high schoolers earn aren’t just good for making the honor roll — they also make them healthier as adults, too. Studies have long shown that education is linked to better health, but new research by Pamela Herd, continue reading »

Taking the Lead on Educating Latinos in TX- in less than 40 yrs, 1 in 4 will be Latinos

In less than 40 years, one in four Americans will be Latino, and tens of millions of these Latino Americans will be young people. Those numbers represent tremendous potential: a vast and growing group of eager, responsible citizens — many from families who actively chose to be Americans. continue reading »