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California Universities Actively Recruiting Undocumented Students to Apply

California Universities Actively Recruiting Undocumented Students to Apply

The University of California, Berkeley, and San Francisco State University have introduced a program to provide young Latinos with information and advice on issues such as Deferred Action policy and opportunities to attend college. continue reading »

News Taco: Every Week is Banned Books Week for Chicanos.

News Taco: Every Week is Banned Books Week for Chicanos.

Every week is banned books week for Chicanos. continue reading »

Mass Exodus of Teachers in Cuba, 7,000 Left Profession Last Year

Mass Exodus of Teachers in Cuba, 7,000 Left Profession Last Year

The exodus of teachers from the classrooms is one of the problems facing Cuba's educational system, with 6,938 educators quitting during the 2013-2014 academic year, according to government figures published Monday in the weekly Trabajadores. continue reading »

Mexico is Only OECD Country Where Work Trumps School Among Youth

Mexico is Only OECD Country Where Work Trumps School Among Youth

Mexicans between the ages of 15 and 29 will spend an average 6.4 years working and 5.3 years studying, according to a report released Tuesday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. continue reading »

STUDY: Spanish Speakers Express Themselves More Positively

STUDY: Spanish Speakers Express Themselves More Positively

Spanish-speakers tend to express themselves in a more positive way than do the speakers of other languages, according to a study published by the University of Vermont. continue reading »

Cuba Experiencing a Teacher Shortage as School Year Begins

Cuba Experiencing a Teacher Shortage as School Year Begins

Cuba begins Monday its 2014-2015 school year with almost 2 million students in 10,366 schools and close to 172,000 teachers, 93 percent of the number that administrators say are needed. continue reading »

North Carolina Schools to Welcome Hundreds of Central American Students

North Carolina Schools to Welcome Hundreds of Central American Students

Hundreds of Central American youngsters arriving in North Carolina from the southern U.S. border, and who were part of the massive wave of immigrants that entered the country illegally over the past few months, are getting ready to start classes next Monday in hopes of beginning a new life. continue reading »

Number of Foreign Students Studying in Spain Continues to Decline

Number of Foreign Students Studying in Spain Continues to Decline

The number of foreign-born students in basic education in Spain dropped 4.2 percent in the 2013-2014 academic year to levels similar to what they were in 2008, the Education Ministry said Monday. continue reading »

Apple Co-Founder Says Colombia Must Focus on Education to Innovate

Apple Co-Founder Says Colombia Must Focus on Education to Innovate

Colombia should focus on education to lay the foundation for a better future based on innovation, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said during a meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia.inn, a news agency operated by Efe, reported. continue reading »

Univ. of Texas Wins Right to Use Race As a Factor in Admissions

Univ. of Texas Wins Right to Use Race As a Factor in Admissions

A federal appeals court ruled that the University of Texas may use affirmative action in admissions to ensure ethnic diversity among its student body. continue reading »

North Carolina DREAM Student Make Plea for In-State College Tuition Rates

North Carolina DREAM Student Make Plea for In-State College Tuition Rates

A group of North Carolina youths set out Monday to walk 140 miles to call attention to the need to make university enrollment affordable for the state's DREAMers. continue reading »

Activists Demand Georgia Universities End Discrimination Against Undocumented

Activists Demand Georgia Universities End Discrimination Against Undocumented

Activists protested Tuesday in front of the offices of the Georgia Board of Regents to demand an end to a measure that bars undocumented students from admission to the state's five most-selective public universities. continue reading »

Latino Students Found to be Discriminiated Against in Colorado Schools

Latino Students Found to be Discriminiated Against in Colorado Schools

Authorities with the Adams County School District 14 in Commerce City, Colorado, announced an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education after the federal agency's Office for Civil Rights issued a report documenting discrimination against Latinos in the majority Hispanic district. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Officials to Close 100 Schools

Puerto Rico Officials to Close 100 Schools

Puerto Rico's Department of Education announced that it will close 100 of the roughly 1,500 schools on the island in the face of a drop in the number of students, a measure that will provide savings to the public coffers of $27 million. continue reading »

Florida Set to Provide In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

Florida Set to Provide In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

The Florida House of Representatives ratified Friday by a vote of 85-32 a bill making qualified undocumented immigrants eligible for in-state tuition at public universities and community colleges. continue reading »