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Yale University Proposing to Use Immigrants as Guinea Pigs?

Yale University Proposing to Use Immigrants as Guinea Pigs?

Yes, that’s right. One of the country’s most prestigious universities is ready to use immigrants as guinea pigs. Tell Yale University Dean Robert Alpern to reject a military interrogation training center that would use immigrants as test subjects. continue reading »

Mexican Educational Congress Discusses Role of NGOs in Educational Policy

Mexican Educational Congress Discusses Role of NGOs in Educational Policy

The 6th International Educational Innovation Congress drew thousands of participants to Mexico City, where they examined new trends in the field, science education and the role of non-governmental organizations in setting educational policy, an organizer said. continue reading »

Thousands of CA Teachers Missing Needed Credentials – Latinos Majority in Most of those Schools

Thousands of CA Teachers Missing Needed Credentials – Latinos Majority in Most of those Schools

In Hispanic Education news, California Watch found that thousands of California teachers lack the appropriate credentials, especially those class rooms filled with English-learning students and schools where Latinos majority. continue reading »

Spain’s Cervantes Institute to Help Brazilian Troops Learn Spanish

Spain’s Cervantes Institute to Help Brazilian Troops Learn Spanish

The Rio de Janeiro branch of Spain's Cervantes Institute will help train military instructors to teach Spanish to Brazilian army troops, as per an agreement announced Tuesday. continue reading »

College Board Offering Free Online Forums for Latinos to Prepare for College

College Board Offering Free Online Forums for Latinos to Prepare for College

The College Board, a nonprofit leader in education in collaboration with CollegeWeekLive , a leading provider of virtual events for admission to college, launched Destino University continue reading »

Cervantes Institute Partners With Mexican University to Promote Spanish in U.S.

Cervantes Institute Partners With Mexican University to Promote Spanish in U.S.

Spain's Cervantes Institute and Mexico's largest university held talks here Friday on an accord to collaborate in promoting the Spanish language and Ibero-American culture in the United States. continue reading »

Bill to Cut Tuition for Undocumented Students Advances in Colorado

Bill to Cut Tuition for Undocumented Students Advances in Colorado

A Colorado Senate committee passed Friday a bill to allow qualified undocumented college students to pay in-state tuition at public universities. With a 4-3 vote, the Appropriations Com continue reading »

Cost of College Said to be Keeping Minorities in Poverty

Cost of College Said to be Keeping Minorities in Poverty

Going to college has become a losing proposition for a growing number of minority youth in Colorado who find themselves burdened with student debt in an economy that is short on good-paying jobs continue reading »

Gates Funded Research Uses Latino Perspective to Redesign Student Financial Aid

Gates Funded Research Uses Latino Perspective to Redesign Student Financial Aid

During a Capitol Hill briefing and panel discussion with congressional leaders, Excelencia in Education today released the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded white paper “Using A Latino Lens To Reimagine Aid Design And Delivery.” continue reading »

Bill Gates Discusses Difficulties of Education Investment in Spain

Bill Gates Discusses Difficulties of Education Investment in Spain

Spain "is a good country" that is "going through tough times" amid economic stagnation and a 26.1 percent unemployment rate, philanthropist Bill Gates said in an interview with Efe in Mexico. continue reading »

U.S. Army, USHLI to Reinforce Education for Hispanic Youth

U.S. Army, USHLI to Reinforce Education for Hispanic Youth

The U.S. Army is once again joining forces with the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) to ensure Hispanic youth are prepared to attend college and become leaders in their communities. continue reading »

Honduran Agriculture School Prepares Its Students For Agro-Industry

Honduran Agriculture School Prepares Its Students For Agro-Industry

Escuela Agricola Panamericana, whose motto has been "learning by doing" since it was founded 71 years ago, started its 2013 term with 1,290 students, the majority of them Latin Americans, from 15 countries. continue reading »

Hispanic Studies Returns to Arizona School District Curriculum

Hispanic Studies Returns to Arizona School District Curriculum

Starting next school year, the Tucson Unified School District will once again have to include in its curriculum courses on Hispanic and African American culture as part of a court-approved plan to settle a four-decade-old lawsuit over segregation. continue reading »

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 »