Education

College Board Offers a Sneak Peak at New SAT

The College Board released some detailed explanations and test specifications for the SAT, including sample questions in a draft form. The test is still under development.


Texas Schools May Add Mexican-American Studies

The Texas Board of Education considered a long-shot proposal Tuesday that would add a Mexican-American studies course as a statewide high school elective, acknowledging the growing influence of Hispanics in the state.


Cien Amigos Offers $1,000 Scholarships

Cien Amigos-IMF Scholarships has issued a call for applications from Northern California college students and high school seniors.


Technology Entrepreneur Master's Offered at UMD

The University of Maryland is offering a 15-month, global online master's program for technology entrepreneurship combining academics with its new Web-based incubator.


Tuition Tracker Database Shows Climbing College Costs Hitting Poor Students the Hardest

Just about everybody knows that college has gotten more expensive, but a comprehensive new analysis reveals that those costs are rising faster for some -- mainly the poorest families who already face huge hurdles to higher education.


Huge Student Loan Debt Widens U.S. Wealth Gap

Some 37 million Americans are saddled with $1 trillion in student loan debt that may prevent them from ever catching up with wealthy peers who began their post-college life free of financial burdens.


National Hispanic University to Close by 2015

National Hispanic University expects to close next year as a four-year college, but its campus on San Jose's east side may host a new charter school, teachers' academy and research institute under new leadership.


Obama Administration Releases Proposal to Regulate For-Profit Colleges

The Obama administration released a proposal to regulate for-profit colleges Friday in an attempt to limit student debt.


States Lag in Educating Students About Personal Finance

Students paid attention when Mark Ingram, former Alabama Crimson Tide star and current running back for the New Orleans Saints, showed up at Calera High School outside of Birmingham.


Fla. Releases Controversial Teaching Scores

After a protracted legal battle, Florida's education department released data showing how well most teachers scored on the value-added model, which state officials say can quantify how teachers affect their students' academic growth.


Fed Confident in Economy Despite Student Debt

Although student loan debt has quadrupled since 2003 and now exceeds all other forms of U.S. consumer debt, even credit cards, the Fed doesn't see it as a significant threat to the nation's economic stability.


Feds Make Billions on Student Loans

The federal government will continue to reap profits from student loans till at least 2024, a new Congressional Budget Office study says.


First Book Adds Hispanic Culture Collection

First Book will provide Hispanic books and resources as part of the Stories for All project.


New Mexico Hispanic Students Top Nation on AP Testing

Hispanic students in New Mexico are tops in the nation for their success on Advanced Placement tests


Goya, HSF Announces Culinary Scholarship Deadline

Goya Foods, one of America's largest Hispanic food company, announces Feb. 15 deadline for its Culinary Arts and Food Sciences Scholarship Program.


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