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Harvard, Sao Paulo Students Finish Course on Energy Challenges

Harvard, Sao Paulo Students Finish Course on Energy Challenges

A group of 30 students from Harvard University and the University of Sao Paulo completed a two-week course Saturday in Brazil focused on future energy-generation challenges. continue reading »

Many Young Americans Plan to Own a Gun, Survey Finds

Many Young Americans Plan to Own a Gun, Survey Finds

Included are depressed, unpopular teens and avid gamers. Many young Americans say they plan to own a gun later in their lives, a new study reveals. This finding suggests a possible reversal of a trend that pointed to continue reading »

Latin America Aims to Improve Education System with New Technologies

Latin America Aims to Improve Education System with New Technologies

Latin America is aware that new technologies can represent a "lever of change" in its educational systems, the director of digital business for the Spanish publishing house Santillana said here Friday. continue reading »

School Re-Named to Honor Victoria Soto - Hero Teacher Killed at Sandy Hook

School Re-Named to Honor Victoria Soto - Hero Teacher Killed at Sandy Hook

A school near the now tragically famous Sandy Hook Elementary School is being renamed to honor one of the teachers killed in the massacre last month. HoneySpot Elementary School in Stratford, Connecticut will be continue reading »

In-State Tuition Legislation for Undocumented Students Gets Its 7th Try in Colorado

In-State Tuition Legislation for Undocumented Students Gets Its 7th Try in Colorado

Advocates for in-state tuition for undocumented students in Colorado are hoping that the seventh time is the charm. If the measure is successful, Colorado would join California, Maryland and Texas that provide some form of in-state tuition support for undocumented students. continue reading »

Carlos Slim Partners with Khan Academy to Bring Online Education to Latin America

Carlos Slim Partners with Khan Academy to Bring Online Education to Latin America

Billionaire Carlos Slim, ranked by Forbes as the world's richest person, said he planned to invest more than 4 billion pesos (about $317 million) over the next three years to support Mexico's education system. continue reading »

Free College Alternative for Undocumented Georgia Students Opens Its Door

Free College Alternative for Undocumented Georgia Students Opens Its Door

Freedom University, an initiative created by several professors from the University of Georgia to provide a free educational alternative to undocumented students, began a new class term this week. continue reading »

Spanish is Second Most Used Language on Twitter

Spanish is Second Most Used Language on Twitter

Spanish is already the second-most-used language on Twitter, after English, the director of Spain's Cervantes Institute said here Monday. continue reading »

NY Councilman Rodriguez Denounces Teacher Bashing

NY Councilman Rodriguez Denounces Teacher Bashing

City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez said Friday that teachers in New York City public schools do everything possible to prepare their students and that Mayor Michael Bloomberg insists on discrediting them. continue reading »

Report: Future High Schools Will Have Smaller Graduating Classes, More Diversity

Report: Future High Schools Will Have Smaller Graduating Classes, More Diversity

The 8th edition of Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates, released today by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), indicates that the population of U.S. high school graduates is entering a period of modest decline after nearly two decades of sustained growth. continue reading »