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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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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 »

U.S., Mexican Education Experts Experts Push for Tech Revolution at Conference

U.S., Mexican Education Experts Experts Push for Tech Revolution at Conference

Experts from Mexico and the United States meeting in Mexico City insisted on the need to overhaul teaching methodologies and equip educators with the technological tools needed to enhance student performance. continue reading »

Students Say Hispanics Have Future in STEM Careers

Students Say Hispanics Have Future in STEM Careers

Minerva Muñoz and Maria Medina Alva are studying engineering at prestigious Cal Poly Pomona in suburban Los Angeles thanks to a scholarship program that seeks to increase the number of women, especially Latinas, in the profession. continue reading »

U.S.-Mexico Group Meets on Workforce Development, Higher Education Issues

U.S.-Mexico Group Meets on Workforce Development, Higher Education Issues

This week over fifty representatives of U.S. and Mexican Governments, private sector, academia, and civil society met at Northern Virginia Community College to address workforce development needs through greater higher education collaboration. continue reading »

Progress Report on Minority Students in Arizona

Progress Report on Minority Students in Arizona

Fewer than one in every 10 minority graduates of Arizona high schools are "college ready," according to a new report from the University of Arizona's College of Education. continue reading »

George Mason President Calls Treatment of Undocumented Students Unfair

George Mason President Calls Treatment of Undocumented Students Unfair

The president of Virginia's George Mason University on Wednesday called the state's ban on allowing undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at publicly supported educational institutions "a great injustice." continue reading »

Chicago Public Schools Scale Back on Number of Standardized Tests

Chicago Public Schools Scale Back on Number of Standardized Tests

Parents and community organizations have joined Chicago teachers in a campaign to reduce the number of standardized tests students have to take. continue reading »

Brazil Opens High School With Classes in Portuguese and Spanish

Brazil Opens High School With Classes in Portuguese and Spanish

The first bilingual public school with classes in Spanish and Portuguese for students ages 15-17 was inaugurated in this metropolis, the result of an agreement between the southeastern Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro and the Spanish Embassy. continue reading »