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November 2012 Archives

Will Americans View Spanish as an International Language in the Future?

Will Americans View Spanish as an International Language in the Future?

With more than 420 million people speaking it, the future of Spanish "as an international language" is on the line in the United States, the director of Spain's Cervantes Institute told Efe here Friday. continue reading »

National Hispana Leadership Institute Announces 2013 Executive Leadership Program Fellows

National Hispana Leadership Institute Announces 2013 Executive Leadership Program Fellows

The National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) announces its 2013 Executive Leadership Program (ELP) fellows. Following a competitive nationwide search, 22 Latinas have been selected to participate in this program. continue reading »

NALEO Educational Fund Elects Dallas Mayor as New Chair

NALEO Educational Fund Elects Dallas Mayor as New Chair

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund announced the election of its new chair, Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Pauline Medrano along with new board members. continue reading »

New Mexico Urged to Provide Maternity Leave for High School Students

New Mexico Urged to Provide Maternity Leave for High School Students

New Mexico could soon join Massachusetts as the only other state to offer high school students maternity leave. New Mexico is being urged by advocates of the idea, that includes the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico, to make this state law. continue reading »

U.S., Mexico Sign Education Agreement

U.S., Mexico Sign Education Agreement

The United States and Mexico signed an agreement to promote student exchanges and increase educational opportunities for young people from both countries, the Mexican Education Secretariat said. continue reading »

Goya Announces Annual Scholarship Recipients

Goya Announces Annual Scholarship Recipients

Goya Foods, America's largest Hispanic food company, announced the recipients of Goya's annual Employee Scholarship, awarded to the sons and daughters of company employees and Goya's nationwide Culinary Arts and Food Sciences Scholarship awarded to students entering their freshman year of college to obtain their first undergraduate degree in culinary arts and/or food sciences. continue reading »

Placido Domingo Named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

Placido Domingo Named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

Spanish opera singer and conductor Placido Domingo on Wednesday became the new goodwill ambassador for the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. continue reading »

Michelle Obama Recognizes Art Education Programs in Hispanic Schools

Michelle Obama Recognizes Art Education Programs in Hispanic Schools

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama honored the work of a dozen projects promoting the development of art and the humanities in education, notably the Paso Nuevo/New Step bilingual school of theater, and a program for preserving mariachi music. continue reading »

Massachusetts to Allow Undocumented to Pay In-State Tuition

Massachusetts to Allow Undocumented to Pay In-State Tuition

On Monday, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that, under existing Board of Higher Education policy, certain young immigrants who meet criteria under the federal continue reading »

Massachusetts Will Offer In-State Tuition To DREAMers With Work Permits

Massachusetts Will Offer In-State Tuition To DREAMers With Work Permits

The state of Massachusetts will soon allow undocumented immigrants protected under the President’s deferred action program to pay in-state tuition at public universities. continue reading »

Brazilian Exchange Student Among Those Killed in Maine Plane Crash

Brazilian Exchange Student Among Those Killed in Maine Plane Crash

A Friday night crash claimed the life of three fraternity brothers after their plane struck a pickup truck shortly before takeoff. Those killed, David Cheney, 22; William “BJ” Hannigan III, 24; and Marcelo Rugini, 24; knew continue reading »

Denver To Begin Bilingual Education Program For Immigrants

Denver To Begin Bilingual Education Program For Immigrants

Leaders of the Denver Public Schools and the Congress of Hispanic Educators unanimously approved Friday an agreement on modifying a nearly 30-year-old plan for teaching English to immigrant students. continue reading »

CHCI Announces Congressional Internship Program For STEM Students

CHCI Announces Congressional Internship Program For STEM Students

Time Warner Cable (TWC) and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) announced today a $150,000 grant to support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) internships as part of CHCI’s Summer Congressional Internship Program (CIP) for 2013-2015. continue reading »

Former Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros to Head Advisory Board for NHU

Former Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros to Head Advisory Board for NHU

The National Hispanic University announced today that it has formed an advisory board composed of prominent leaders from across the country. The board will be chaired by the Hon. Henry Cisneros, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The board will provide guidance on overall strategy and serve as the university's ambassadors to the public, private and nonprofit sectors. continue reading »

Pact May Put End to Long-Standing Arizona School Discrimination Suit

Pact May Put End to Long-Standing Arizona School Discrimination Suit

Groups representing black and Latino plaintiffs have reached an agreement with the Tucson Unified School District that could bring closure to a 1974 lawsuit over racial segregation in southern Arizona's public schools, continue reading »