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Free Tool Helps Spanish Speakers Estimate College Costs

Free Tool Helps Spanish Speakers Estimate College Costs

Wellesley College has released a new, Spanish-language version of its groundbreaking college cost estimator. My inTuition: Wellesley’s Quick College Cost Estimator asks just six basic financial questions before providing a personalized estimate of an individual’s college costs at Wellesley. continue reading »

NALEO Calls on Boehner, House Leadership to Move Immigration Reform Forward

NALEO Calls on Boehner, House Leadership to Move Immigration Reform Forward

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund issued the following statement on comprehensive immigration reform legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives: continue reading »

Foreign Students Continue Flocking to U.S. Colleges, USC #1 Choice

Foreign Students Continue Flocking to U.S. Colleges, USC #1 Choice

A recent report by the Institute of International Education indicates that foreign students continue to flock to U.S. colleges and universities with University of Southern California (USC) the number one choice. continue reading »

Undocumented Students Urging North Carolina to Offer them In-State Tuition

Undocumented Students Urging North Carolina to Offer them In-State Tuition

A group representing undocument immigrant youths in North Carolina renewed its struggle Monday to have those students pay in-state tuition at public universities, by means of an online petition and telephone calls to the state attorney general and education officials. continue reading »

UC Berkeley Bans Term “Illegal Immigrant” Deeming It Racist

UC Berkeley Bans Term “Illegal Immigrant” Deeming It Racist

The University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley), following in the footsteps of UCLA, has banned the use of the term “illegal immigrant” deeming it a racist, derogatory term. continue reading »

REPORT:  More Latinos in California Finishing High School but Not Obtaining College Degrees

REPORT:  More Latinos in California Finishing High School but Not Obtaining College Degrees

A new study by ‘Campaign for College Opportunity’ highlights the bad news in California for the next generation of Latinos. While more California Latinos are getting their high school diploma they are not obtaining a college degree. continue reading »

3 Mexican Universities Hope to Entice Chinese Students to Study Abroad

3 Mexican Universities Hope to Entice Chinese Students to Study Abroad

Three Mexican universities are participating in the China Education Expo, where higher education institutions from about 30 countries are competing to attract students from China eager to learn languages and study abroad. continue reading »

Thousands of Teachers Protest Planned Pension Overhaul in Puerto Rico

Thousands of Teachers Protest Planned Pension Overhaul in Puerto Rico

Thousands of teachers gathered in San Juan on Friday to protest the Puerto Rican government's plan to overhaul their pension system. continue reading »

Q&A: In 21st Century Economy, Why Every Student ‘Needs a Great Education’

Q&A: In 21st Century Economy, Why Every Student ‘Needs a Great Education’

Latinos make up 52 percent of California’s student population of 6.2 million. Of the state’s 1.4 million English Learners, 85 percent speak Spanish as a primary language. continue reading »

Understanding the Label “English-Language Learner”

Understanding the Label “English-Language Learner”

If a U.S. student learning English were to drive across the country, he would find that in some states he would be classified an “English-language learner,” eligible to receive extra support. In other states, the same student would not qualify for the special designation—or the additional help. continue reading »