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 Tuition-free community college for students
Tuition-free community college for students
Nearly a century ago, a movement that made high school widely available helped lead to rapid growth in the education and skills training of Americans, driving decades of economic growth and prosperity. America thrived in the 20th century in large part because we had the most educated workforce in....

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Applications due for Native American fellowships
The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts, is announcing 2015 summer fellowship opportunities for graduate students and emerging professionals of Native American, Native Hawaiian or Alaska Native background. These paid, full-time, 10-week fellowships help prepare participants for le....
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MALDEF scholarships applications due in January
MALDEF announced the twelve recipients of its 2014 law school scholarships, doubling the number of law school students receiving the scholarships from last year. MALDEF has annually awarded scholarships to five or more law students of up to $5000 each. Additionally, MALDEF announced that the appli....
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Scholarships: $1 million commitment to HSF
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) recently announced a $1 million commitment from The Walt Disney Company to provide scholarships to outstanding Hispanic students. The donation is part of a three-year agreement between Disney and HSF that will create The Walt Disney Company-HSF Scholarship Pro....
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Support college students with degrees not debt
How do you tell a promising student with the heart and mind to be a fantastic teacher that she can't afford to join us in the world's best profession? How do you explain that the devastating combination of student debt (so big!) and teacher pay (so not big!) means she should probably walk across....
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Early Childhood Education: Crucial investment
My daughter’s first day in child care was perhaps one of the most difficult days I ever faced as a mom. From the day I started exploring child care options to the night before Isabella’s first day at school, I was fully confident in my decision to take her to the child care center that other paren....
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HACU continues partnership with US Army
The U.S. Army renewed its longstanding partnership with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) to provide students with the educational and financial resources needed to succeed. The partnership included the Army’s participation at the HACU 28th Annual Conference, “Championin....
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What new rules do and fail to do for students
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and seven other civil rights organizations have released a brief urging the Obama administration to enforce regulations in order to protect Black and Latino students from poorly performing for-profit schools. The brief comes on the heels of the administrati....
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Defending our country’s teachers
A fabulous friend recently said to me, “I’m just so tired of the new national pastime – Beat up a Teacher.” She had seen the nasty cover of Time with a court gavel about to smash an apple (a good one by the way). She had seen the title she knew was a lie: It’s nearly impossible to fire a bad teach....
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Focusing on culturally responsive education
Manuel J. Fernández caught the education bug in the early 1970s while working with youth as a community organizer and through a voluntary racial-imbalance busing program in Massachusetts. These early experiences set him on a career path that has been devoted to equity and culturally responsive....
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Community colleges are incubators of innovation
Motlow State Community College in Tennessee is working with Bridgestone Tire Company and other employers to expand their mechatronics program, creating a training facility on-site at Bridgestone to prepare students to move quickly into high-skill jobs. Estrella Mountain Community College is leadi....
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Program provides free GED practice tests
GED Testing Service announced that through October 3, students who visit a local adult education center can take GED practice tests for free through the See For Free program. The program is intended to encourage more adult learners into local adult education centers that provide GED preparation cl....
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Making dreams come true at Re-Create Academy
Re-Create Academy in Mountain View is not just another place to send your child to school. This education facility is the dream of a local family. When students walk through the doors each day, they enter “their home away from home.” Ms. Fonseca, her mother Ms. Rodríguez and her sister Ms. Miran....
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MSU Denver welcomes David Avalos
David Avalos, visual artist, writer and educator, has been named Metropolitan State University of Denver’s 2014 Richard T. Castro Distinguished Visiting Professor. The professorship, which will be celebrated Sept. 15 – 16 (free public events), continues a 17-year history of bringing renowned La....
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Reach Higher: Improving education for Latinos
The future of our nation is strongly linked to the educational success of the Hispanic community. Latinos are the largest, youngest and fastest growing minority group that will represent 70 percent of population growth in our country between 2015 and 2060, and for that reason, it is crucial to inv....
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