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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 »

Bud Light Commemorates Mexican Soccer Tour with $100,000 Donation to HSF

Bud Light Commemorates Mexican Soccer Tour with $100,000 Donation to HSF

Bud Light, official sponsor of the Men's Mexican National Soccer Team (MNT), is donating $100,000 to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) to commemorate the team's five-city American tour and make the dream of a college education a reality for Hispanics across this country. continue reading »

Only 59 Percent of Hispanics in New Mexico Will Finish High School in 4 Years

Only 59 Percent of Hispanics in New Mexico Will Finish High School in 4 Years

Hispanics, who represent about 60 percent of New Mexico's student population, have one of the highest high school dropout rates. "The future of our state depends in large part on what happens with our young students," Diane Torres-Velasquez, the director of the Latino Education Task Force, told Efe. continue reading »

“Steps to College” Expects To Aid 2,500 Latino Students in California

“Steps to College” Expects To Aid 2,500 Latino Students in California

Consul General of Mexico in Sacramento, Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez made the following announcement today on behalf of the Steps to College 2013 Steering Committee: continue reading »

JUST IN:  Boy Scouts Set to Consider Lifting Ban on Gays in their Organization

JUST IN:  Boy Scouts Set to Consider Lifting Ban on Gays in their Organization

The Boy Scouts of America announced today that they are actively considering lifting ban on gays members in its organization. continue reading »

Undocumented Students in Colorado Can Qualify for In-State Tuition

Undocumented Students in Colorado Can Qualify for In-State Tuition

The wide political backing for a bill in the Colorado legislature to allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at public universities appears to assure that the measure will finally pass after six failed attempts. continue reading »