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Adults Score Higher And Finish Faster On The GED Test In 2012

Adults Score Higher And Finish Faster On The GED Test In 2012

After one year of successful implementation, and with more than 40,000 tests delivered across 35 states, GED Testing Service has found that adults who take the GED test on computer are passing at higher rates and finishing faster. continue reading »

MISSION: READINESS Wants Junk Food Removed From Schools

MISSION: READINESS Wants Junk Food Removed From Schools

"Retired admirals and generals have been eagerly awaiting some common sense standards because kids are currently buying 400 billion calories of junk food at school every year," said Lieutenant General Norm Seip , US Air Force (retired). continue reading »

Bud Light Commemorates Mexican Soccer Tour with $100,000 Donation to HSF

Bud Light Commemorates Mexican Soccer Tour with $100,000 Donation to HSF

Bud Light, official sponsor of the Men's Mexican National Soccer Team (MNT), is donating $100,000 to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) to commemorate the team's five-city American tour and make the dream of a college education a reality for Hispanics across this country. continue reading »

Only 59 Percent of Hispanics in New Mexico Will Finish High School in 4 Years

Only 59 Percent of Hispanics in New Mexico Will Finish High School in 4 Years

Hispanics, who represent about 60 percent of New Mexico's student population, have one of the highest high school dropout rates. "The future of our state depends in large part on what happens with our young students," Diane Torres-Velasquez, the director of the Latino Education Task Force, told Efe. continue reading »

“Steps to College” Expects To Aid 2,500 Latino Students in California

“Steps to College” Expects To Aid 2,500 Latino Students in California

Consul General of Mexico in Sacramento, Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez made the following announcement today on behalf of the Steps to College 2013 Steering Committee: continue reading »

JUST IN:  Boy Scouts Set to Consider Lifting Ban on Gays in their Organization

JUST IN:  Boy Scouts Set to Consider Lifting Ban on Gays in their Organization

The Boy Scouts of America announced today that they are actively considering lifting ban on gays members in its organization. continue reading »

Undocumented Students in Colorado Can Qualify for In-State Tuition

Undocumented Students in Colorado Can Qualify for In-State Tuition

The wide political backing for a bill in the Colorado legislature to allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at public universities appears to assure that the measure will finally pass after six failed attempts. continue reading »

HISPANIC EDUCATION: Affirmative Action Ban Results in Underrepresentation in Sciences, Engineering

HISPANIC EDUCATION: Affirmative Action Ban Results in Underrepresentation in Sciences, Engineering

Important findings on the impact of banning affirmative action in higher education were just published continue reading »

HISPANIC HEALTH: Minority Student’s Grades Do Not Suffer Compared to Others When They Work

HISPANIC HEALTH: Minority Student’s Grades Do Not Suffer Compared to Others When They Work

African-American and Hispanic students may be less likely than non-Hispanic white students to hold a job during the school year, but when they do, they tend to work somewhat longer hours and seem less likely to see their grades suffer continue reading »

Researchers Say States Should Require Students to Attend School Until 18

Researchers Say States Should Require Students to Attend School Until 18

A growing body of research indicates that increasing the minimum school-leaving age to 18 not only increases high-school graduation rates but also significantly improves the life outcomes of students who otherwise would have become dropouts, according to an article in the winter 2013 Issues in Science and Technology. continue reading »