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Chicago Public Schools Scale Back on Number of Standardized Tests

Chicago Public Schools Scale Back on Number of Standardized Tests

Parents and community organizations have joined Chicago teachers in a campaign to reduce the number of standardized tests students have to take. continue reading »

Brazil Opens High School With Classes in Portuguese and Spanish

Brazil Opens High School With Classes in Portuguese and Spanish

The first bilingual public school with classes in Spanish and Portuguese for students ages 15-17 was inaugurated in this metropolis, the result of an agreement between the southeastern Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro and the Spanish Embassy. continue reading »

NC Attorney General Says Undocumented Students Do Not Qualify for In-State Tuition

NC Attorney General Says Undocumented Students Do Not Qualify for In-State Tuition

The office of North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has decided that undocumented students who benefit from the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program do not qualify to pay in-state tuition at public universities and community colleges. continue reading »

Calle 13’s Residente Joins Teachers Protestin in Puerto Rico

Calle 13’s Residente Joins Teachers Protestin in Puerto Rico

Residente, the singing half of the rap duo Calle 13, on Tuesday joined the protests thousands of Puerto Rican teachers are staging against an overhaul of their retirement pensions. continue reading »

Immigrant Students Call on Governor to Fund NY Dream Act

Immigrant Students Call on Governor to Fund NY Dream Act

Around 5,000 undocumented students graduate annually from New York public schools but many do not go to college because they haven't the money to enroll, even though the state legislature passed a bill providing them with access to state financial aid. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Teachers Set to Strike Over Pension Benefit Cuts

Puerto Rico Teachers Set to Strike Over Pension Benefit Cuts

Puerto Rico public school teachers have called a 48-hour strike starting Jan. 14, when classes resume, to protest the overhaul of their pension system. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Teachers Considering Strike After Pension Overhaul

Puerto Rico Teachers Considering Strike After Pension Overhaul

Puerto Rican teachers are deciding whether to go on strike when classes resume next month to protest a pension overhaul signed into law on Tuesday by Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla. continue reading »

New Jersey Ok’s In-State Tuition Rates for Undocumented Students

New Jersey Ok’s In-State Tuition Rates for Undocumented Students

After a long and public battle between immigrant advocates and others, New Jersey will now offer its own version of a DREAM Act. Qualified undocumented immigrant students will be eligible for in-state tuition rates. continue reading »

Texas School Suspends Principal Who Banned Spanish in Classroom

Texas School Suspends Principal Who Banned Spanish in Classroom

The principal of a middle school in Hempstead, Texas, was suspended with pay for telling students not to use Spanish in class. School authorities received complaints about the matter, opened an investigation and decided to put Amy Lacey on leave pending the outcome of the probe, Laurie Bettis, a spokeswoman for the school district in Hempstead, a town some 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Houston, told Efe. continue reading »

Latina Mothers Play Key Role in Daughters’ Education

Latina Mothers Play Key Role in Daughters’ Education

Latino mothers play a decisive role in how their daughters fare at school, experts said during a panel discussion of a new report. continue reading »

STUDY:  Head Start Programs Prove Most Beneficial to Latino, Spanish-Speaking Children

STUDY:  Head Start Programs Prove Most Beneficial to Latino, Spanish-Speaking Children

A new study proves what many education experts have long suspected: Head Start programs and public pre-kindergarten are beneficial to Latino children. continue reading »

Undocumented Students Turn to Crowdfunding to Pay for College

Undocumented Students Turn to Crowdfunding to Pay for College

Undocumented students are turning to ‘crowdfunding’ to pay for their college tuition since most traditional sources of financial aid are not available to them. continue reading »

Texas Group Touts Bilingual Schooling

Texas Group Touts Bilingual Schooling

The president of the Texas Association for Bilingual Education has issued a warning about the ongoing gap between "Anglo" students and those who have a mother tongue different from English. continue reading »

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 »