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NC Attorney General Says Undocumented Students Do Not Qualify for In-State Tuition

NC Attorney General Says Undocumented Students Do Not Qualify for In-State Tuition

The office of North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has decided that undocumented students who benefit from the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program do not qualify to pay in-state tuition at public universities and community colleges. continue reading »

Calle 13’s Residente Joins Teachers Protestin in Puerto Rico

Calle 13’s Residente Joins Teachers Protestin in Puerto Rico

Residente, the singing half of the rap duo Calle 13, on Tuesday joined the protests thousands of Puerto Rican teachers are staging against an overhaul of their retirement pensions. continue reading »

Immigrant Students Call on Governor to Fund NY Dream Act

Immigrant Students Call on Governor to Fund NY Dream Act

Around 5,000 undocumented students graduate annually from New York public schools but many do not go to college because they haven't the money to enroll, even though the state legislature passed a bill providing them with access to state financial aid. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Teachers Set to Strike Over Pension Benefit Cuts

Puerto Rico Teachers Set to Strike Over Pension Benefit Cuts

Puerto Rico public school teachers have called a 48-hour strike starting Jan. 14, when classes resume, to protest the overhaul of their pension system. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Teachers Considering Strike After Pension Overhaul

Puerto Rico Teachers Considering Strike After Pension Overhaul

Puerto Rican teachers are deciding whether to go on strike when classes resume next month to protest a pension overhaul signed into law on Tuesday by Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla. continue reading »

New Jersey Ok’s In-State Tuition Rates for Undocumented Students

New Jersey Ok’s In-State Tuition Rates for Undocumented Students

After a long and public battle between immigrant advocates and others, New Jersey will now offer its own version of a DREAM Act. Qualified undocumented immigrant students will be eligible for in-state tuition rates. continue reading »

Texas School Suspends Principal Who Banned Spanish in Classroom

Texas School Suspends Principal Who Banned Spanish in Classroom

The principal of a middle school in Hempstead, Texas, was suspended with pay for telling students not to use Spanish in class. School authorities received complaints about the matter, opened an investigation and decided to put Amy Lacey on leave pending the outcome of the probe, Laurie Bettis, a spokeswoman for the school district in Hempstead, a town some 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Houston, told Efe. continue reading »

Latina Mothers Play Key Role in Daughters’ Education

Latina Mothers Play Key Role in Daughters’ Education

Latino mothers play a decisive role in how their daughters fare at school, experts said during a panel discussion of a new report. continue reading »

STUDY:  Head Start Programs Prove Most Beneficial to Latino, Spanish-Speaking Children

STUDY:  Head Start Programs Prove Most Beneficial to Latino, Spanish-Speaking Children

A new study proves what many education experts have long suspected: Head Start programs and public pre-kindergarten are beneficial to Latino children. continue reading »

Undocumented Students Turn to Crowdfunding to Pay for College

Undocumented Students Turn to Crowdfunding to Pay for College

Undocumented students are turning to ‘crowdfunding’ to pay for their college tuition since most traditional sources of financial aid are not available to them. continue reading »