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How We Learn

How We Learn

When I was almost 50 years old I learned to ride a horse. I was never particularly athletic; I grew up when girls really didn’t sweat. But my oldest daughter wanted to ride and so she convinced her father to give me riding lessons for Mother’s Day thinking if I rode she might be able to ride. And of course she was right. She became an excellent rider and I can, well let’s say I can ride a gentle well trained horse. continue reading »

Fellowships Available for Recent Hispanic Law School Graduates

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is pleased to announce a partnership with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) to provide a meaningful fellowship opportunity continue reading »

College Enrollment is Up, but Graduation Rates are Falling

College Enrollment is Up, but Graduation Rates are Falling

College enrollment in the United States is rising. Over 70 percent of high school graduates enroll in college, including rapid increases in community colleges. But graduation rates are falling. Until about 1980 the completion rate was rather high and our young adults led the world in obtaining college degrees. A report by the College Board now ranks the United States as 12th, behind Canada, Belgium, South Korea and others. continue reading »

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 »