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George Mason President Calls Treatment of Undocumented Students Unfair

George Mason President Calls Treatment of Undocumented Students Unfair

The president of Virginia's George Mason University on Wednesday called the state's ban on allowing undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at publicly supported educational institutions "a great injustice." continue reading »

Chicago Public Schools Scale Back on Number of Standardized Tests

Chicago Public Schools Scale Back on Number of Standardized Tests

Parents and community organizations have joined Chicago teachers in a campaign to reduce the number of standardized tests students have to take. continue reading »

Brazil Opens High School With Classes in Portuguese and Spanish

Brazil Opens High School With Classes in Portuguese and Spanish

The first bilingual public school with classes in Spanish and Portuguese for students ages 15-17 was inaugurated in this metropolis, the result of an agreement between the southeastern Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro and the Spanish Embassy. continue reading »

NC Attorney General Says Undocumented Students Do Not Qualify for In-State Tuition

NC Attorney General Says Undocumented Students Do Not Qualify for In-State Tuition

The office of North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has decided that undocumented students who benefit from the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program do not qualify to pay in-state tuition at public universities and community colleges. continue reading »

Calle 13’s Residente Joins Teachers Protestin in Puerto Rico

Calle 13’s Residente Joins Teachers Protestin in Puerto Rico

Residente, the singing half of the rap duo Calle 13, on Tuesday joined the protests thousands of Puerto Rican teachers are staging against an overhaul of their retirement pensions. continue reading »

Immigrant Students Call on Governor to Fund NY Dream Act

Immigrant Students Call on Governor to Fund NY Dream Act

Around 5,000 undocumented students graduate annually from New York public schools but many do not go to college because they haven't the money to enroll, even though the state legislature passed a bill providing them with access to state financial aid. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Teachers Set to Strike Over Pension Benefit Cuts

Puerto Rico Teachers Set to Strike Over Pension Benefit Cuts

Puerto Rico public school teachers have called a 48-hour strike starting Jan. 14, when classes resume, to protest the overhaul of their pension system. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Teachers Considering Strike After Pension Overhaul

Puerto Rico Teachers Considering Strike After Pension Overhaul

Puerto Rican teachers are deciding whether to go on strike when classes resume next month to protest a pension overhaul signed into law on Tuesday by Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla. continue reading »

New Jersey Ok’s In-State Tuition Rates for Undocumented Students

New Jersey Ok’s In-State Tuition Rates for Undocumented Students

After a long and public battle between immigrant advocates and others, New Jersey will now offer its own version of a DREAM Act. Qualified undocumented immigrant students will be eligible for in-state tuition rates. continue reading »

Texas School Suspends Principal Who Banned Spanish in Classroom

Texas School Suspends Principal Who Banned Spanish in Classroom

The principal of a middle school in Hempstead, Texas, was suspended with pay for telling students not to use Spanish in class. School authorities received complaints about the matter, opened an investigation and decided to put Amy Lacey on leave pending the outcome of the probe, Laurie Bettis, a spokeswoman for the school district in Hempstead, a town some 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Houston, told Efe. continue reading »