Education

Career Possibilities for High School Girls

Foothill High School junior Nanika Cross had always thought science careers were boring. No different than chemistry class, where the subject matter dealt with covalent bonds and the periodic table of the elements.


Cacique Teams Up With UNO to Support Hispanic Children's Education

Leading brand of Hispanic cheeses, chorizos and creams partners with UNO Charter School Network offering students and parents a new platform to raise funds and give back to their schools.


Seattle's Special-ed Program Gets California Educator

Seattle Public Schools has hired California administrator Zakiyyah McWilliams to direct its special-education department, which has long lacked stable leadership and been plagued with complaints that it ill serves students.


New Online Tool Compares Graduation Data Nationwide

Parents can now see how their children's school compares to others across the nation thanks to a new tool by the U.S. Department of Education that reports school-level graduation rates.


UTEP Prof Nets $488,000 Grant for Computer Gaming

Computer gaming, which uses sophisticated mathematical models, can be used to come up with decision-making strategies that will benefit government agencies, businesses and other institutions, according to a UTEP professor who received a prestigious grant to help further his research.


Army, Marines Cut Tuition Assistance

Fort Irwin combat engineer Justin King has been taking community college courses on base through Barstow Community College, and he hoped to enroll in more classes next school year.


El Paso Lags on Passing Rates of STAAR Test

Despite some improvement, El Paso area students continue to fall behind the statewide passing rates on the new state-mandated test and end-of-course exams, preliminary data show.


Girls Making Gains in Science Studies

Move over, St. Patrick's Day. This month is about creative and innovative female thinkers.


Harvard Deans' Emails Searched

Harvard University officials secretly searched 16 deans' email accounts, looking for a media leak in the Massachusetts school's cheating case, officials said.


U.S. Gov't Sequester Kills Army, Marine Tuition Aid

The Army and the Marine Corps have announced that they will suspend their participation in the Department of Defense program, which helps active military pay for college courses and high-school equivalency programs.


Philadelphia to Close 23 Schools

The Philadelphia School Reform Commission said it voted to close 23 schools in the city after months of debate.


Calif. Dream Act Students Apply for Financial Aid for First Time

More than 20,000 college-bound students are seeking state financial aid for the first time under California's new Dream Act laws that allow them to get the help despite their immigration status.


Apple Offers Cheaper iMac for Schools

Apple has announced a new version of its iMac computer with scaled-down specifications and a lowered price, aimed at educational institutions.


Chavez/Huerta K-12 Prep Named to NCLR

The National Council of La Raza recently accepted the Chavez/Huerta K-12 Preparatory Academy into its affiliate network of organizations that work with Latinos throughout the nation.


Disney Elementary to Debut dual-language Immersion Class

Beginning this fall, a 30-student kindergarten class at Disney Elementary will spend 80 percent of their day speaking and learning in Spanish as part of a new dual-language immersion program being launched by the Burbank Unified School District.


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