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Promoting Spanish as Preferred International Business Language

Promoting Spanish as Preferred International Business Language

The Cervantes Institute and the Royal Spanish Academy, or RAE, to use its Spanish-language acronym, are aspiring to establish Spanish as the second-most-used language in international communication and are pushing for setting up an action unit to achieve it, the directors of the two institutions - Victor Garcia de la Concha and Jose Manuel Blecua, respectively - said. continue reading »

Latino Students Complain of Unfair Treatment at North Carolina University

Latino Students Complain of Unfair Treatment at North Carolina University

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights is investigating complaints from Latino students about unfair treatment at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, the News & Record newspaper said Thursday. continue reading »

Critically Acclaimed Book “Dreaming in Cuban” Banned in Arizona Public Schools

Critically Acclaimed Book “Dreaming in Cuban” Banned in Arizona Public Schools

The Arizona public schools continue their quest to rid the public schools of ‘subversive’ Latino literature. Their latest efforts at censorship involves the critically acclaimed “Dreaming in Cuba” by Cristina Garcia. continue reading »

Crossing the Border to Go to School

Crossing the Border to Go to School

When classes end for the day at Columbus Elementary School in this tiny desert town, roughly three-quarters of the students board buses to return to their homes — in Mexico. continue reading »

“Teach for America” Celebrates Largest Teaching Corps of Latinos

“Teach for America” Celebrates Largest Teaching Corps of Latinos

Today Teach for America announced that it has more than 600 Latinos serving high-need schools this academic year. Teach for America develops a diverse corps of outstanding individuals of all academic disciplines to commit two years to teach in high-need schools – this year 600 Hispanics are part of that mission. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: 4 Facts About Hispanic College Students

INFOGRAPHIC: 4 Facts About Hispanic College Students

According to a recent U.S. Census Bureau report, Hispanics have seen a staggering increase in college enrollment in the last year while overall college enrollment has declined. continue reading »

Riot Police Called to Remove Teachers From Mexico City Square

Riot Police Called to Remove Teachers From Mexico City Square

Mexican police cleared the main square in this capital of educators protesting the enactment of a teacher evaluation scheme they slam as "punitive." The operation was launched Friday afternoon after the thousands of teachers, members of the CNTE union, were given an ultimatum by authorities to peacefully abandon the capital's massive Zocalo plaza. continue reading »

Chilean Students Call For an End to Pinochet Education Model

Chilean Students Call For an End to Pinochet Education Model

Tens of thousands of students marched here Thursday to demand an end to the educational system inherited from late dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet as Chile prepares to mark the 40th anniversary of the coup that brought him to power. continue reading »

REPORT: Hispanic College Enrollment Up by 15 Percent; Surpasses that of Whites

REPORT: Hispanic College Enrollment Up by 15 Percent; Surpasses that of Whites

According to a new report by the U.S. Census bureau Hispanic college enrollment increased by 15 percent from 2011-to-2012 while overall college enrollment declined. continue reading »

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 »