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Goya Announces Annual Scholarship Recipients

Goya Announces Annual Scholarship Recipients

Goya Foods, America's largest Hispanic food company, announced the recipients of Goya's annual Employee Scholarship, awarded to the sons and daughters of company employees and Goya's nationwide Culinary Arts and Food Sciences Scholarship awarded to students entering their freshman year of college to obtain their first undergraduate degree in culinary arts and/or food sciences. continue reading »

Placido Domingo Named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

Placido Domingo Named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

Spanish opera singer and conductor Placido Domingo on Wednesday became the new goodwill ambassador for the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. continue reading »

Michelle Obama Recognizes Art Education Programs in Hispanic Schools

Michelle Obama Recognizes Art Education Programs in Hispanic Schools

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama honored the work of a dozen projects promoting the development of art and the humanities in education, notably the Paso Nuevo/New Step bilingual school of theater, and a program for preserving mariachi music. continue reading »

Massachusetts to Allow Undocumented to Pay In-State Tuition

Massachusetts to Allow Undocumented to Pay In-State Tuition

On Monday, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that, under existing Board of Higher Education policy, certain young immigrants who meet criteria under the federal continue reading »

Massachusetts Will Offer In-State Tuition To DREAMers With Work Permits

Massachusetts Will Offer In-State Tuition To DREAMers With Work Permits

The state of Massachusetts will soon allow undocumented immigrants protected under the President’s deferred action program to pay in-state tuition at public universities. continue reading »

Brazilian Exchange Student Among Those Killed in Maine Plane Crash

Brazilian Exchange Student Among Those Killed in Maine Plane Crash

A Friday night crash claimed the life of three fraternity brothers after their plane struck a pickup truck shortly before takeoff. Those killed, David Cheney, 22; William “BJ” Hannigan III, 24; and Marcelo Rugini, 24; knew continue reading »

Denver To Begin Bilingual Education Program For Immigrants

Denver To Begin Bilingual Education Program For Immigrants

Leaders of the Denver Public Schools and the Congress of Hispanic Educators unanimously approved Friday an agreement on modifying a nearly 30-year-old plan for teaching English to immigrant students. continue reading »

CHCI Announces Congressional Internship Program For STEM Students

CHCI Announces Congressional Internship Program For STEM Students

Time Warner Cable (TWC) and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) announced today a $150,000 grant to support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) internships as part of CHCI’s Summer Congressional Internship Program (CIP) for 2013-2015. continue reading »

Former Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros to Head Advisory Board for NHU

Former Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros to Head Advisory Board for NHU

The National Hispanic University announced today that it has formed an advisory board composed of prominent leaders from across the country. The board will be chaired by the Hon. Henry Cisneros, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The board will provide guidance on overall strategy and serve as the university's ambassadors to the public, private and nonprofit sectors. continue reading »

Pact May Put End to Long-Standing Arizona School Discrimination Suit

Pact May Put End to Long-Standing Arizona School Discrimination Suit

Groups representing black and Latino plaintiffs have reached an agreement with the Tucson Unified School District that could bring closure to a 1974 lawsuit over racial segregation in southern Arizona's public schools, continue reading »

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Returns to ‘Sesame Street’ (VIDEO)

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Returns to ‘Sesame Street’ (VIDEO)

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor recently made another appearance on the children's program "Sesame Street" to speak with Abby Cadabby about careers. continue reading »

Hispanic Access Foundation Helping More Latinos Get Into College

Hispanic Access Foundation Helping More Latinos Get Into College

With Latinos now making up nearly a quarter of the 18-and-under population in the country and projected to grow, the importance of promoting and expanding post-secondary opportunities for them has become a critical need. As part of this effort, Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) has made education one of its four core priorities and will be participating in New Futuro's College Prep Fairs. continue reading »

National Louis University Encouraging Teachers to Partake in Education Debate

National Louis University Encouraging Teachers to Partake in Education Debate

With the recent teacher strikes in districts throughout the Chicagoland area, the public debate about education has remained at the forefront in the community and nationwide. Many have voiced their opinions about what teachers should do to increase student success and how to do it – often portraying teachers as villains. continue reading »

Hispanic Mothers, High School Seniors Eligible for $10,000 Scholarship Opportunity

Hispanic Mothers, High School Seniors Eligible for $10,000 Scholarship Opportunity

”Sueña Sin Límites” (‘Dream Without Limits’) is providing mothers with an invaluable opportunity, a scholarship that will help 6 mothers and 6 high school seniors planning to attend an accredited U.S. university during the 2013-2014 school year. continue reading »

Nominate Your Candidate for the Immigrant Youth Achievement Award

Nominate Your Candidate for the Immigrant Youth Achievement Award

The American Immigration Council is now accepting nominations for their 2013 Immigrant Youth Achievement Award. continue reading »