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Learn More about the Issues and Triumphs of Hispanic Education in America at Hispanically Speaking News

Although employment opportunities are the number one reason behind Latino immigration in the United States, education comes a close second. Acquiring an American education can open opportunities that aren't readily available in most Latin American countries. Although Hispanic education in the United States has had its share of challenges, Hispanically Speaking News hopes to chronicle these issues and the Latino community's triumph over them.

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Univ. of Texas Wins Right to Use Race As a Factor in Admissions

Univ. of Texas Wins Right to Use Race As a Factor in Admissions

A federal appeals court ruled that the University of Texas may use affirmative action in admissions to ensure ethnic diversity among its student body. continue reading »

North Carolina DREAM Student Make Plea for In-State College Tuition Rates

North Carolina DREAM Student Make Plea for In-State College Tuition Rates

A group of North Carolina youths set out Monday to walk 140 miles to call attention to the need to make university enrollment affordable for the state's DREAMers. continue reading »

Activists Demand Georgia Universities End Discrimination Against Undocumented

Activists Demand Georgia Universities End Discrimination Against Undocumented

Activists protested Tuesday in front of the offices of the Georgia Board of Regents to demand an end to a measure that bars undocumented students from admission to the state's five most-selective public universities. continue reading »

Latino Students Found to be Discriminiated Against in Colorado Schools

Latino Students Found to be Discriminiated Against in Colorado Schools

Authorities with the Adams County School District 14 in Commerce City, Colorado, announced an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education after the federal agency's Office for Civil Rights issued a report documenting discrimination against Latinos in the majority Hispanic district. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Officials to Close 100 Schools

Puerto Rico Officials to Close 100 Schools

Puerto Rico's Department of Education announced that it will close 100 of the roughly 1,500 schools on the island in the face of a drop in the number of students, a measure that will provide savings to the public coffers of $27 million. continue reading »

Florida Set to Provide In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

Florida Set to Provide In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

The Florida House of Representatives ratified Friday by a vote of 85-32 a bill making qualified undocumented immigrants eligible for in-state tuition at public universities and community colleges. continue reading »

Supreme Court OKs Ban on College Affirmative Action

Supreme Court OKs Ban on College Affirmative Action

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Michigan's ban on applying ethnic criteria to admissions to state universities and community colleges. continue reading »

University of Puerto Rico Students Contemplate Striking Over Tuition Hike

University of Puerto Rico Students Contemplate Striking Over Tuition Hike

Students at the publicly supported University of Puerto Rico will vote on whether to mount a strike if administrators implement a hike in tuition. continue reading »

REPORT:  Nearly 20 Percent of Latin American Kids Ages 12-18 Do Not Attend School

REPORT:  Nearly 20 Percent of Latin American Kids Ages 12-18 Do Not Attend School

About 20 percent of Latin Americans between the ages of 12 and 18 do not attend school, according to a report released here Monday by the U.N. Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean and the regional office of Unicef. continue reading »

Nearly 4 out of 5 Latina High School Grads Continue on to College

Nearly 4 out of 5 Latina High School Grads Continue on to College

The enrollment of female Hispanic high school graduates in colleges and universities increased 24 percent between 1994 and 2012, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. continue reading »