Education

SkyOne Partners With NATCA for Scholarships

SkyOne Credit Union in Southern California has increased its contribution toward scholarships that the National Air Traffic Controllers Association offers to family members.


Schools Provide Haven for Unaccompanied Minors

After 14 years of separation from her parents, Milsa Martinez finds solace in the northern Virginia high school where she's perfecting her English and learning civics and math.


Fight Against Teacher Tenure Gains Momentum

A month after a California judge ruled that job protections for teachers violate children's constitutional rights, critics of teacher tenure in other states are launching further lawsuits.


Union Pulls Support of UNCF Over Koch Gift

A powerful government workers' union will end its support for the United Negro College Fund after the group accepted $25 million from the conservative powerhouse Koch brothers and the college fund's president appeared at a Koch event.


UTEP Students Tapped to Test Lunar Dust Device

NASA has selected a group of Hispanic UTEP students to test their lunar dust cleaning device intended to remove hazardous particles that can cause serious problems for astronauts.


STEM Degrees Mean Better Income and Job Prospects

What you study matters more than which school you went to when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released Tuesday by the Education Department.


Interest Rates Go Up Again on Student Loans

Interest rates go up Tuesday for students taking out new federal loans, in relatively minimal hike that could foreshadow increases to come.


Bilingualism, Biculturalism Rewarded in Schools

Dual-language programs have gained popularity across the country as employers seek bilingual, bicultural workers, and more parents view bilingualism as necessary for their children's success in a globalized world.


Georgia Schools Won't Arm Teachers Despite New Law

Georgia school leaders are turning down a new option to allow teachers to pack heat, arguing that it doesn't make kids any safer and creates more problems.


California Teachers Union Vows to Appeal Tenure Ruling

Unions representing 300,000 California teachers have long counted on their power in Sacramento to defeat legislative attempts to weaken job-protection rules.


Judge Rules Against Tenure in Vergara Case

L.A. County Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu ruled that California teacher protections discriminate against minority students in placing ineffective educators in their schools.


Judge Rules Against Calif. Teacher Seniority

A California judge ruled Tuesday that the state's law that teachers be laid off by seniority is unconstitutional.


Hispanic Students Win $5,000 Scholarships

Café Bustelo and the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement announced the nine recipients of the El Café del Futuro Scholarship essay contest.


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.


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