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University of Texas of El Paso Named Top MBA School for Hispanics

University of Texas of El Paso Named Top MBA School for Hispanics

Based on the percentage of Hispanic enrollment in graduate business schools, Hispanic Business Magazine has once again identified the top schools for Hispanics and this year the honor went to the University of Texas at El Paso followed by New York University and the University of Texas at Austin. continue reading »

Teach For America Celebrates Its Hispanic Teachers During Hispanic Heritage Month

Teach For America Celebrates Its Hispanic Teachers During Hispanic Heritage Month

During Hispanic Heritage Month, Teach For America celebrates the accomplishments of its Hispanic corps members and alumni, who are working to ensure that their students have the educational opportunities they deserve. In its 20 years of existence, the organization has reached more than 3 million students in low-income communities, almost half of whom are Hispanics. Aida Flores and Marco Martinez are among those whose lives have been impacted by Teach For America in extraordinary ways. continue reading »

Colgate-Palmolive Partners with Hispanic Scholarship Fund to Kick Off ‘Haz La U’

Colgate-Palmolive Partners with Hispanic Scholarship Fund to Kick Off ‘Haz La U’

Colgate-Palmolive will celebrate September’s Hispanic Heritage Month with the kick-off of this year’s “Haz la U” (“Make the U”) scholarship program. In partnership with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Colgate’s “Haz la U” will award educational grants to eligible Hispanic-American students pursuing higher education. continue reading »

Start the School Year Off Right

Start the School Year Off Right

Start the School Year Off Right! Back to school is a great time to start your kids off with healthy habits. Plan healthy meals and snacks, and find afterschool activities that will keep everyone moving. continue reading »

Going as Far as You Can on your Own

Going as Far as You Can on your Own

I am someone who is loves to learn new things. Not just academic sorts of things, but just about anything. I love a challenge and searching out answers to questions. I recently taught myself to put in an adhesive tile floor. I have a cabin in the north woods of Wisconsin and the kitchen floor was a taped together jumble of old linoleum continue reading »

More Hispanic Students Taking College Entrance Exams but Scoring Poorly

More Hispanic Students Taking College Entrance Exams but Scoring Poorly

The ACT just released standardized test scores and statistics for the high school graduating class of 2010, the very class that is entering college around the country this continue reading »

Mayor Daley and CPS Joint  Back to School Message- VIDEO

Mayor Daley and CPS Joint Back to School Message- VIDEO

Mayor Richard M. Daley and Chicago Public Schools officials today said that the college enrollment rate of CPS high school graduates has increased for the fifth consecutive year at a rate that outpaces the nation. continue reading »

Teachable Moment: Mosque in Manhattan

Teachable Moment: Mosque in Manhattan

I know this is a blog about education and an opportunity to share information about how important it is to continue your education, formally or informally. But this might be a teachable moment, as the controversy about the Mosque and Community Center in Manhattan near Ground Zero continues to be front and center in the news. As educated people our job is to be able to find reliable information about those topics that impact and interest us. We must be able to find answers to questions in order to make informed decisions and develop and support our opinions. continue reading »

Chicago Public Schools - Health Requirements by Grade  2010

Chicago Public Schools - Health Requirements by Grade 2010

The Chicago Board of Education recognizes the relationship between academic achievement and access to health promotion and prevention activities. Healthy students have better attendance and perform better in school. Children must provide proof of required immunizations and health exams before October 15, 2010, or they will face exclusion from school. continue reading »

You May Already Have College Credit

You May Already Have College Credit

There are lots of ways to earn college credit for the adult student. By the time you are a grown up, and this is sort of an arbitrary age since many of us know people older than we are who would not qualify as grown up, you have had lots of experiences that could be translated to college credit. continue reading »