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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 »

Supreme Court OKs Ban on College Affirmative Action

Supreme Court OKs Ban on College Affirmative Action

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Michigan's ban on applying ethnic criteria to admissions to state universities and community colleges. continue reading »

University of Puerto Rico Students Contemplate Striking Over Tuition Hike

University of Puerto Rico Students Contemplate Striking Over Tuition Hike

Students at the publicly supported University of Puerto Rico will vote on whether to mount a strike if administrators implement a hike in tuition. continue reading »

REPORT:  Nearly 20 Percent of Latin American Kids Ages 12-18 Do Not Attend School

REPORT:  Nearly 20 Percent of Latin American Kids Ages 12-18 Do Not Attend School

About 20 percent of Latin Americans between the ages of 12 and 18 do not attend school, according to a report released here Monday by the U.N. Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean and the regional office of Unicef. continue reading »

Nearly 4 out of 5 Latina High School Grads Continue on to College

Nearly 4 out of 5 Latina High School Grads Continue on to College

The enrollment of female Hispanic high school graduates in colleges and universities increased 24 percent between 1994 and 2012, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. continue reading »

U.S., Mexican Education Experts Experts Push for Tech Revolution at Conference

U.S., Mexican Education Experts Experts Push for Tech Revolution at Conference

Experts from Mexico and the United States meeting in Mexico City insisted on the need to overhaul teaching methodologies and equip educators with the technological tools needed to enhance student performance. continue reading »

Students Say Hispanics Have Future in STEM Careers

Students Say Hispanics Have Future in STEM Careers

Minerva Muñoz and Maria Medina Alva are studying engineering at prestigious Cal Poly Pomona in suburban Los Angeles thanks to a scholarship program that seeks to increase the number of women, especially Latinas, in the profession. continue reading »

U.S.-Mexico Group Meets on Workforce Development, Higher Education Issues

U.S.-Mexico Group Meets on Workforce Development, Higher Education Issues

This week over fifty representatives of U.S. and Mexican Governments, private sector, academia, and civil society met at Northern Virginia Community College to address workforce development needs through greater higher education collaboration. continue reading »

Progress Report on Minority Students in Arizona

Progress Report on Minority Students in Arizona

Fewer than one in every 10 minority graduates of Arizona high schools are "college ready," according to a new report from the University of Arizona's College of Education. continue reading »