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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 »

Harvard Hosts Center for Study of Spanish in the U.S.

Harvard Hosts Center for Study of Spanish in the U.S.

Spain's Instituto Cervantes and Harvard University presented Friday a center for the study of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures in the United States. continue reading »

What is Supreme Court Saying About Affirmative Action

What is Supreme Court Saying About Affirmative Action

The nation’s highest court weighed affirmative action once again on Tuesday, this time hearing arguments about whether voters should be allowed to ban consideration of race and other factors in public education and public employment. continue reading »

Cuban Newspaper Criticizes Teachers Charging for Tutoring

Cuban Newspaper Criticizes Teachers Charging for Tutoring

Cuban Communist Party daily Granma complained Friday that some salaried teachers are breaking the law by charging fees for individual tutoring. continue reading »

High School Seniors Can Now Apply for Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

High School Seniors Can Now Apply for Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

Latino high school seniors across the United States can apply to the 15th Annual Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards at www.HispanicHeritage.org by Tuesday, October 15, 2013. The Youth Awards program is presented by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and their sponsors (see below for sponsors and for which categories the students can apply). continue reading »