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Connecticut Shooting About Gun Reform, Not Education Reform

Connecticut Shooting About Gun Reform, Not Education Reform

I’ve remained silent watching the news about the funerals for the victims—especially the children—of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. I watched two parents on CNN last night talk about the loss of their daughter. continue reading »

Legislators Pass Peña Nieto’s Education Overhaul in Mexico

Legislators Pass Peña Nieto’s Education Overhaul in Mexico

Mexican lawmakers approved on Friday an educational overhaul that President Enrique Peña Nieto says will improve the quality of schooling in this nation of 113 million people. continue reading »

Mexican Consulate to Host Steps to College in February

Mexican Consulate to Host Steps to College in February

Latino high school students are invited to learn about college admissions and financial aid at Steps to College 2013 in Natomas, on Feb 2nd. continue reading »

Hispanic Education: California Cuts Adult English Classes

Hispanic Education: California Cuts Adult English Classes

Just four years ago, Oakland public schools taught English as a second language to 14,000 adults. The students’ native tongues included Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic and more than 40 other languages. Then, the school district eliminated the program. continue reading »

Telcel AMERICA, UTPA to Offer Smartphones to Empower Latino Students

Telcel AMERICA, UTPA to Offer Smartphones to Empower Latino Students

Telcel AMERICA, a service provided by TracFone Wireless, Inc., America's largest no-contract cell provider and leader in the communications industry, has partnered with The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) to launch a grassroots initiative to provide the latest smartphones to Latino students, it was announced at a press conference at the university. continue reading »

NASA on the “Mayan Apocalypse”: Not Real, Not Going to Happen

NASA on the “Mayan Apocalypse”: Not Real, Not Going to Happen

Dec. 21, 2012, won't be the end of the world as we know, however, it will be another winter solstice. Contrary to some of the common beliefs out there, the claims behind the end of the world quickly unravel when pinned down to the 2012 timeline. continue reading »

UC Berkeley Receives $1 Million Donation For Undocumented Students’ Scholarships

UC Berkeley Receives $1 Million Donation For Undocumented Students’ Scholarships

Undocumented students attending the University of California, Berkeley, on Wednesday expressed their happiness after receiving a $1 million donation for scholarships from the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund. continue reading »

North Carolina Immigrants Under Temporary Protected Status Qualify for In-state Tuition

North Carolina Immigrants Under Temporary Protected Status Qualify for In-state Tuition

A change in admission policy allows immigrants protected under Temporary Protected Status in North Carolina to be able to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities. continue reading »

STUDY:  Mexican-American Toddlers Lag in Early Language and Pre-Literacy Skills

STUDY:  Mexican-American Toddlers Lag in Early Language and Pre-Literacy Skills

Mexican American preschoolers fall behind their white counterparts in terms of early language and preliteracy skills, but the social competencies between the two groups are indistinguishable, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley, and UCLA. continue reading »

AZ Schools in Danger of Closing Due to Budget Cuts

AZ Schools in Danger of Closing Due to Budget Cuts

The Tucson Unified School District, the largest in southern Arizona, is thinking about closing 14 schools because of budget cuts. The TUSD faces a deficit of $17 million, large continue reading »

Mexico’s New President Launches Massive Educational Reform for Country

Mexico’s New President Launches Massive Educational Reform for Country

President Enrique Peña Nieto has proposed a bill to reform Mexico's educational system, following through on one of the pledges he made in his Dec. 1 inaugural address. continue reading »

Univ. of Miami is Nation’s No. 2 Business School for Executive Education For LatAm

Univ. of Miami is Nation’s No. 2 Business School for Executive Education For LatAm

The executive education program at the University of Miami School of Business Administration has been ranked as the No. 2 U.S. executive education program for Latin America by America Economia magazine. The just released 2012 rankings also place the school No. 15 internationally among all of the schools ranked. continue reading »

NY Taking Steps to Preserve Spanish Language

NY Taking Steps to Preserve Spanish Language

Politicians, academics, writers and other representatives of Latino culture took the first step on Wednesday in promoting an initiative that seeks to save and preserve Spanish in New York. continue reading »

800 Public Schools to Expand Access to AP STEM Courses Thanks to Grant

800 Public Schools to Expand Access to AP STEM Courses Thanks to Grant

The College Board is announcing the AP STEM Access program, created to increase the number of traditionally underrepresented minority and female high school students who participate in Advanced Placement Program courses in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines. continue reading »

Study Lists Colleges/Universities with Best Hispanic Graduation Rates

Study Lists Colleges/Universities with Best Hispanic Graduation Rates

A recently released study from The Education Trust listed some of the U.S. colleges making the grade for Latino students. Instead of settling for lower success rates, they are taking responsibility for h continue reading »