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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 »

Report: Future High Schools Will Have Smaller Graduating Classes, More Diversity

Report: Future High Schools Will Have Smaller Graduating Classes, More Diversity

The 8th edition of Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates, released today by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), indicates that the population of U.S. high school graduates is entering a period of modest decline after nearly two decades of sustained growth. continue reading »

Hispanic Health: Study Show Cognitive Benefits of Lifelong Bilingualism

Hispanic Health: Study Show Cognitive Benefits of Lifelong Bilingualism

Seniors who have spoken two languages since childhood are faster than single-language speakers at switching from one task to another, according to a study published in the January 9 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. continue reading »

Juanes at USC for “Grammy in the Schools Live!”

Juanes at USC for “Grammy in the Schools Live!”

Colombian singer Juanes will make a special appearance on Feb. 6 at the University of Southern California during a week of events that will wrap up with the presentation of the Grammy Awards. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Guatemalan Students Riot, Protesting Educational Reform

Latin America News:  Guatemalan Students Riot, Protesting Educational Reform

A group of students from the state University of San Carlos set fire to a public bus Monday in protest against the educational overhaul approved by the Guatemalan government and set to take effect in the coming days. continue reading »

National Louis University Students Use Trip to Mexico For Teaching Preparation

National Louis University Students Use Trip to Mexico For Teaching Preparation

Ten National Louis University undergraduate elementary education students recently traveled to Guadalajara, Mexico to observe teachers, share ideas with their counterparts at two teacher-training universities, and immerse themselves in the country’s culture. continue reading »

University of Puerto Rico Students Demand Elimination of $800 Annual Fee

University of Puerto Rico Students Demand Elimination of $800 Annual Fee

Students at the state-run University of Puerto Rico on Thursday demanded that Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla eliminate the $800 annual fee imposed last year on top of the standard tuition of $49 per credit hour. continue reading »

Consulate General of MX Helping Latino Students with ‘Steps to College’

Consulate General of MX Helping Latino Students with ‘Steps to College’

2013 Feria Universitaria Expects 2,500 Latino High School Students - Focus is on College Financial Aid & Admissions - Latino high school students are invited to learn abo continue reading »

East LA Boy’s Cardboard Creation Becomes Internet Sensation(VIDEO)

East LA Boy’s Cardboard Creation Becomes Internet Sensation(VIDEO)

In a working class neighborhood of east Los Angeles, there is an auto parts store which has become famous. “People fly in from all around the world," says owner George Monroy. "They take taxis here.” continue reading »

Connecticut Shooting About Gun Reform, Not Education Reform

Connecticut Shooting About Gun Reform, Not Education Reform

I’ve remained silent watching the news about the funerals for the victims—especially the children—of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. I watched two parents on CNN last night talk about the loss of their daughter. continue reading »

Legislators Pass Peña Nieto’s Education Overhaul in Mexico

Legislators Pass Peña Nieto’s Education Overhaul in Mexico

Mexican lawmakers approved on Friday an educational overhaul that President Enrique Peña Nieto says will improve the quality of schooling in this nation of 113 million people. continue reading »

Mexican Consulate to Host Steps to College in February

Mexican Consulate to Host Steps to College in February

Latino high school students are invited to learn about college admissions and financial aid at Steps to College 2013 in Natomas, on Feb 2nd. continue reading »

Hispanic Education: California Cuts Adult English Classes

Hispanic Education: California Cuts Adult English Classes

Just four years ago, Oakland public schools taught English as a second language to 14,000 adults. The students’ native tongues included Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic and more than 40 other languages. Then, the school district eliminated the program. continue reading »

Telcel AMERICA, UTPA to Offer Smartphones to Empower Latino Students

Telcel AMERICA, UTPA to Offer Smartphones to Empower Latino Students

Telcel AMERICA, a service provided by TracFone Wireless, Inc., America's largest no-contract cell provider and leader in the communications industry, has partnered with The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) to launch a grassroots initiative to provide the latest smartphones to Latino students, it was announced at a press conference at the university. continue reading »

NASA on the “Mayan Apocalypse”: Not Real, Not Going to Happen

NASA on the “Mayan Apocalypse”: Not Real, Not Going to Happen

Dec. 21, 2012, won't be the end of the world as we know, however, it will be another winter solstice. Contrary to some of the common beliefs out there, the claims behind the end of the world quickly unravel when pinned down to the 2012 timeline. continue reading »