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HISPANIC HEALTH: Minority Student’s Grades Do Not Suffer Compared to Others When They Work

HISPANIC HEALTH: Minority Student’s Grades Do Not Suffer Compared to Others When They Work

African-American and Hispanic students may be less likely than non-Hispanic white students to hold a job during the school year, but when they do, they tend to work somewhat longer hours and seem less likely to see their grades suffer continue reading »

Researchers Say States Should Require Students to Attend School Until 18

Researchers Say States Should Require Students to Attend School Until 18

A growing body of research indicates that increasing the minimum school-leaving age to 18 not only increases high-school graduation rates but also significantly improves the life outcomes of students who otherwise would have become dropouts, according to an article in the winter 2013 Issues in Science and Technology. continue reading »

National Hispana Leadership Celebrates 25-Year Collaboration with Harvard

National Hispana Leadership Celebrates 25-Year Collaboration with Harvard

The National Hispana Leadership Institute’s (NHLI) Executive Leadership Program (ELP) fellows are set to begin their one-week intensive training with the John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Education Program at Harvard University. continue reading »

National Hispanic University to Offer New Online MBA Degree

National Hispanic University to Offer New Online MBA Degree

The National Hispanic University (NHU) is introducing an online Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program, offering students a broad base of technical managerial skills and real-world insight continue reading »

Justice Sotomayor: Urges Latinos to Pursue Dreams, Stay in School

Justice Sotomayor: Urges Latinos to Pursue Dreams, Stay in School

Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, said on the weekend here that "there's no part of my heart that's not from Puerto Rico" and encouraged all Latinos to pursue their dreams. continue reading »

Spanish University Brings Sustainable Energy to Colombian Town

Spanish University Brings Sustainable Energy to Colombian Town

Northwestern Spain's University of Santiago de Compostela is leading a project to create "sustainable energy communities" in Colombia, providing free electricity to residents of La Primavera, a town in the so-called "FARC zone," officials said. continue reading »

Harvard, Sao Paulo Students Finish Course on Energy Challenges

Harvard, Sao Paulo Students Finish Course on Energy Challenges

A group of 30 students from Harvard University and the University of Sao Paulo completed a two-week course Saturday in Brazil focused on future energy-generation challenges. continue reading »

Many Young Americans Plan to Own a Gun, Survey Finds

Many Young Americans Plan to Own a Gun, Survey Finds

Included are depressed, unpopular teens and avid gamers. Many young Americans say they plan to own a gun later in their lives, a new study reveals. This finding suggests a possible reversal of a trend that pointed to continue reading »

Latin America Aims to Improve Education System with New Technologies

Latin America Aims to Improve Education System with New Technologies

Latin America is aware that new technologies can represent a "lever of change" in its educational systems, the director of digital business for the Spanish publishing house Santillana said here Friday. continue reading »

School Re-Named to Honor Victoria Soto - Hero Teacher Killed at Sandy Hook

School Re-Named to Honor Victoria Soto - Hero Teacher Killed at Sandy Hook

A school near the now tragically famous Sandy Hook Elementary School is being renamed to honor one of the teachers killed in the massacre last month. HoneySpot Elementary School in Stratford, Connecticut will be continue reading »

In-State Tuition Legislation for Undocumented Students Gets Its 7th Try in Colorado

In-State Tuition Legislation for Undocumented Students Gets Its 7th Try in Colorado

Advocates for in-state tuition for undocumented students in Colorado are hoping that the seventh time is the charm. If the measure is successful, Colorado would join California, Maryland and Texas that provide some form of in-state tuition support for undocumented students. continue reading »

Carlos Slim Partners with Khan Academy to Bring Online Education to Latin America

Carlos Slim Partners with Khan Academy to Bring Online Education to Latin America

Billionaire Carlos Slim, ranked by Forbes as the world's richest person, said he planned to invest more than 4 billion pesos (about $317 million) over the next three years to support Mexico's education system. continue reading »

Free College Alternative for Undocumented Georgia Students Opens Its Door

Free College Alternative for Undocumented Georgia Students Opens Its Door

Freedom University, an initiative created by several professors from the University of Georgia to provide a free educational alternative to undocumented students, began a new class term this week. continue reading »

Spanish is Second Most Used Language on Twitter

Spanish is Second Most Used Language on Twitter

Spanish is already the second-most-used language on Twitter, after English, the director of Spain's Cervantes Institute said here Monday. continue reading »

NY Councilman Rodriguez Denounces Teacher Bashing

NY Councilman Rodriguez Denounces Teacher Bashing

City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez said Friday that teachers in New York City public schools do everything possible to prepare their students and that Mayor Michael Bloomberg insists on discrediting them. continue reading »