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UCLA Bans Use of Term “Illegal Immigrant”

UCLA Bans Use of Term “Illegal Immigrant”

The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) student government unanimously passed a resolution banning the use of the term “illegal immigrant” labeling it as racially derogatory. continue reading »

Obama Looks to Expand Access to Education for Hispanics

Obama Looks to Expand Access to Education for Hispanics

President Barack Obama's administration will carry out an "aggressive campaign" to make sure the middle class, particularly the Latino community, has better access to education from kindergarten through college, the director of the White House Domestic Policy Council said Tuesday. continue reading »

Mexican Teachers Begin talks with Government, End Road-Blocking Protest

Mexican Teachers Begin talks with Government, End Road-Blocking Protest

Mexican teachers have lifted a road-blocking protest that cut off access to the Mexico City airport for several hours, and were due to meet Saturday with government representatives to air their grievances over a recent overhaul of the nation's schools. continue reading »

University of Notre Dame to Accept Undocumented Students and Provide Financial Aid

University of Notre Dame to Accept Undocumented Students and Provide Financial Aid

University of Notre Dame this week announced changes to its admission policies that will allow academically qualified undocumented students to apply for admission. continue reading »

Teachers Protest Education Reform in Mexico

Teachers Protest Education Reform in Mexico

A group of teachers opposed to educational reforms clashed with police and engaged in acts of vandalism at the seat of Congress in Mexico City, leaving about a dozen educators and officers injured, officials said Tuesday. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Gov. Supports Bill Allowing Sexual Orientation Education in School

Puerto Rican Gov. Supports Bill Allowing Sexual Orientation Education in School

The decision by Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla to support a bill permitting teaching about different sexual orientations in public schools has sparked controversy. continue reading »

Freedom University to Offer More Classes for the Undocumented

Freedom University to Offer More Classes for the Undocumented

Freedom University, which offers courses with university credits for undocumented youths barred by regulation from Georgia's five most-selective public institutions, begins its school year this fall with more classes and new challenges. continue reading »

Telemundo Offers Students Educational Information At Events Across the U.S.

Telemundo Offers Students Educational Information At Events Across the U.S.

As part of Telemundo’s signature multiplatform education initiative, “El Poder de Saber” (The Power of Knowing), Telemundo Station Group is participating in a series of events this summer to help Hispanic students and parents prepare for the new school year with free health screenings, immunizations, tips for college and more. continue reading »

Congressman Garcia Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Bill Putting Students First

Congressman Garcia Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Bill Putting Students First

Congressman Joe Garcia (FL-26) issued the following statement subsequent to the passage of a partisan student loan deal that Congress passed yesterday addressing the student loan interest rate hike that took place on July 1st continue reading »

Immigration Reform Could Lead to Surge of Adult Learners

Immigration Reform Could Lead to Surge of Adult Learners

Teachers at California's adult schools expressed their concern over the requirement to learn English included in the immigration reform package approved in the Senate, given that it would increase the number of students at institutions that are already suffering from budget cuts. continue reading »

Eva Longoria Calls for More Access to Education for Latinos, Including Undocumented

Eva Longoria Calls for More Access to Education for Latinos, Including Undocumented

Actress and activist Eva Longoria called for improved access to higher education for young Latinos in the United States, including undocumented immigrants, saying that it is time to find solutions to this matter because "we already know the barriers." continue reading »

SURVEY: States Increase Aid to Students

SURVEY: States Increase Aid to Students

States increased need-based grant aid to undergraduate students by 6 percent in the academic year 2011-2012, while total state financial aid to students grew by about 2 percent, according to an annual survey released Monday. continue reading »

Cuba Arrests 3 in School Cheating Case

Cuba Arrests 3 in School Cheating Case

Two Havana high school teachers and a worker at a printing company were arrested for selling students copies of a mathematics exam prior to the test, Cuba's official media said Thursday. continue reading »

Union Members, Miners, Students Protest in Chile

Union Members, Miners, Students Protest in Chile

Thousands of people turned out Wednesday on another day of demonstrations called by students in several Chilean cities, with union members, port workers and miners joining the throng. continue reading »

USDA Announces E. Kika De La Garza Fellows for 2013

USDA Announces E. Kika De La Garza Fellows for 2013

The USDA today announced the 10 members of the 2013 class of the E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program. The 10 fellows, highly accomplished staff, faculty, and administrators at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) from across the nation, were selected based on the compatibility of their interests with USDA mission areas, as well as the value their experiences will add to their institutions' educational capacities. continue reading »