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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 »

JUST IN: Supreme Court Makes NO Decision on Affirmative Action, Sends Case Back to Lower Court

JUST IN: Supreme Court Makes NO Decision on Affirmative Action, Sends Case Back to Lower Court

The Supreme Court will not make a decision on the affirmative action case of Fisher v. University of Texas instead it will send the case back to the lower court. continue reading »

Family of “Mexican Einstein” Looks For Assistance to Pay for Harvard

Family of “Mexican Einstein” Looks For Assistance to Pay for Harvard

The family of child prodigy Luis Roberto Ramirez Alvarez is seeking financial help so the boy can have his dream of studying quantum physics at Harvard University come true. continue reading »

Predominantly Latino Elementary School in California to be Renamed in Honor of Michelle Obama

Predominantly Latino Elementary School in California to be Renamed in Honor of Michelle Obama

A predominantly Latino San Fernando Valley School has voted to change its name to honor First Lady Michelle Obama. continue reading »

10-Year-Old Mexican Prodigy to Begin Harvard This Fall

10-Year-Old Mexican Prodigy to Begin Harvard This Fall

He's only 10 years old but thanks to an IQ similar to Albert Einstein's, Luis Roberto Ramirez will begin the next school year studying applied quantum physics at Harvard University. continue reading »

NYC: Record Number of Latino Teens Graduating from High School

NYC: Record Number of Latino Teens Graduating from High School

The number of Latino students who graduated from New York City's public schools increased by 54 percent in 2012, compared to figures from 2005, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday. continue reading »

CHICAGO:  Loyola Medical School Set to Admit Undocumented Students

CHICAGO:  Loyola Medical School Set to Admit Undocumented Students

Loyola University of Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine is making history today by becoming the first big city medical school to admit undocumented students. The school announced they will be waiving the legal residency requirement that deters undocumented, qualified applicants from seeking admission. continue reading »

STUDY:  College Degree Obtainment at Record Levels for All, Including Latino Demographic

STUDY:  College Degree Obtainment at Record Levels for All, Including Latino Demographic

A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics shows that a record number of people are obtaining their college degree including Latinos and African American students. continue reading »

Primary through High School Education Now Mandatory in Mexico

Primary through High School Education Now Mandatory in Mexico

All pre-university education is now compulsory in Mexico, the government said. continue reading »