Education

Scholarships for Hispanics from Albuquerque Hispanic Chamber

The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce will award more than $89,000 in scholarships to about 80 students at tonight's Education Excellence Banquet, with a keynote address by famed athlete, author and motivational speaker Kyle Maynard.


NMSU President Finalist Murano Shares Land-grant Experience

New Mexico State University presidential candidate Elsa Murano doesn't need to study the issues students face at the school; as a first-generation college student and Cuban immigrant, she lived them, she said.


Florida Considers Raising College Tuition Rates

Legislators in Florida have approved a plan to raise tuition for public colleges and universities by 3 percent next year. The governor would still need to sign the bill.


Obama Student Loans Proposal Draws Fire

The Obama administration has found itself at odds with college students and their advocates -- a key voting bloc -- as well as many of its Democratic allies in Congress over a budget proposal that could have significant implications for college access.


Pueblo Hispanic Chamber Honors Teachers

A Colorado high school math teacher takes a soft approach to working with his toughest students. He will be honored by the Latino Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.


$38 Million Tech Bond To Add More iPads, Teaching Tools

Angela Bagby's students in the autism classroom at Marshall Elementary School can't verbalize the answers to a spelling test or hold a pencil for more than a few minutes at a time because of sensory issues.


UC Davis Enrolling Fewer Freshmen From California

The freshman class at the University of California, Davis will include fewer California students than last year and more students from other states and countries.


NMSU Gets $50,000 Gift

Western Refining of El Paso has donated $50,000 to the New Mexico State University College of Engineering, the Las Cruces school reported.


Hispanic Studies Professor Awarded Fulbright Grant

University of Houston Hispanic Studies department chair Ana Bencomo was awarded a Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant.


Aggie Students Pledge $1 Million for New Engineering Facility

The Texas A&M council for student engineers has pledged $1 million toward a new undergrad complex in what could be one of the largest such donations in the country.


UC Berkeley Unveils Engineering Lab

The University of California, Berkeley opened the doors to an electronics teaching lab funded in large part by a $2.2 million gift from Texas Instruments.


Calif. Legislature Rejects Cap on Community College Units

Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to increase access for community college students hit a road block last week as lawmakers rejected his proposal to set a lifetime limit on the number of units students can take at reduced in-state rates.


Time to Turn in Your Homework? UW-L Has an App for That

New technology initiatives at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse will keep students connected to campus, whether in class, the dorm or a coffee shop.


New Doctors Flee Texas

Texas medical schools are expanding to meet the growing need for doctors, but the Legislature last session slashed $25 million from money budgeted to help pay for residencies at Texas hospitals.


Community College Students Losing Ground in Calif.

The rate of California community college students of transferring or earning an associate degree within six years has dipped below half for the latest group tracked by the college system.


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