Race to the Top: Miami-Dade School District Picked a Winner

Miami-Dade will receive $30 million from the federal government's latest education grant competition, called Race to the Top.

Study Finds Housing Aid No Path to Better Education

Study surmises that families in the four largest federal programs to subsidize housing for those in poverty do not end up with better access to high-quality schools than other low-income parents, particularly if they are black or Hispanic.

UM Executive Education Program Ranked No. 2 in Latin America

America Economia magazine placed the executive education program at the University of Miami School of Business Administration in its second-highest slot, it was announced.

Google Grants Go to Local Warriors will distribute $5 million from Google through a competitive process by inviting more than 800 public high schools throughout the country to participate in the "AP STEM Access program."

Calif. Students Score Near Bottom in Nat'l Vocabulary Tests

California ranks fifth-lowest in the nation in students' vocabulary -- but Hispanic, Asian and African-American fourth-grade scores improved.

Kids Who Aspire to College Speak Better

Teens who aspire to go to college speak better than those with no ambitions or desire to leave their community, U.S. researchers say.

State Up Now in Texas School Finance Case

It's the state's turn to present its case in a challenge by school districts in Texas that alleged the Legislature hasn't met its constitutional obligations.

Forum Focuses on Improving Latino Education

Researchers suggest that by about 2035, Arizona will become a majority-minority state and by about 2042, a Latino-majority state. With those statistics in mind, panelists at a community forum Wednesday in Yuma spoke about their concerns as to what that could mean for the future of Arizona and its economy if the achievement gap in education between the growing population of Latino students and non-Hispanic white students is not addressed.

Pink Slips Coming at University of Texas, Brownsville

The announcement was made Monday at a special meeting of the university's Staff Senate. University officials said the decision on the layoffs was difficult.

Illinois State University Recognized for Hispanic Student Graduation Rates

Illinois State University is being recognized among the top 25 public institutions in the country by The Education Trust for improvements in the graduation rates of Hispanic students.

Barney School of Business Dean to Step Down

James Fairfield-Sonn is stepping down as dean of the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford on June 30.

Florida Graduation Rate Among Worst: Study

Florida has one of the lowest graduation rates in the country, according to preliminary data released this week by the federal government.

Social Media Meets Social Justice Research in CUNY Project

Leaders of a project dubbed JustPublics@365 hope to change academic conversations about what research looks like and connect research to wider audiences through social media.

Georgia Graduation Rates Near Bottom of US

It wasn't much, but Georgia education officials could always puff their chests and point to other Southern states where graduation rates are lower. No more.

Civil Rights Groups Raise Concerns About Novato Charter School Plan

"Hispanic/Latino students, immigrant students, and low-income students would be left behind in schools that are more racially and socioeconomically isolated," the groups wrote in a joint letter to the seven Novato Unified School District board members.

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