Education

U.S. Colleges Could Share Risk on Student Loans

With college tuition climbing hand in hand with student loan defaults, Sens. Richard Durbin, Jack Reed and Elizabeth Warren are proposing a package of reforms with a plank that some conservatives have already embraced.


TFA Recruiting DACA Recipients

If you have your Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status in order, Teach For America wants to put you at the head of the class.


PhD Project Grooms Business Profs

The PhD Project drew hundreds of minority participants to a three-day annual conference designed to bolster diversity leadership in business schools.


Student Loan Servicers Scrutinized by CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, in a rule issued Tuesday, is expanding its oversight to Sallie Mae and other nonbank companies that collect student loan payments.


College Application Process Can Be Intimidating

President Barack Obama's goal is that by 2020, America will again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world. To reach it, more low-income and first-generation students must earn a degree. The first hurdle is getting these students to apply.


HACU, SHPE Among GM's Grant Recipients

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities are among the recipients of the GM Foundation Grants for higher education.


Scholarships Help Hispanic Kids

Eliette Matos is tailor-made for her next challenge: chair of the Latino Scholarship Fund, which was founded to help Hispanic high school grads pursue higher education.


Napolitano Says She'll Enroll More Minorities

Janet Napolitano, the new president of the University of California, says she will do more to enroll minority students and advertise the public university's free ride for families making less than $80,000 a year.


Youth Conference Offers Support for Hispanic Girls

Hispanic girls have the power to decide their futures for themselves, say organizers of the annual Wyoming Latina Youth Conference, slated for Oct. 18-19.


Small Colleges Make Social Media a Priority

Social media presents community colleges with opportunities and challenges as they find new ways to serve their students and community.


Time to Stem the STEM Emphasis

It's become an article of faith that universities and colleges must emphasize and expand their offerings in science, technology, engineering and math to meet the workplace demands of tomorrow -- yet research suggests liberal arts degrees are as valuable as ever.


Record Number of Hispanics Join Teach for America

Teach for America is bringing more than 600 new Hispanic teachers to the nation's classrooms this school year, the largest incoming corps of Hispanic teachers in the organization's history.


Yuma Student Competes in Hispanic College Quiz

Cassandra Sanchez, a student at Arizona Western College, got to represent Yuma in the national Hispanic College Quiz show.


Toyota Fund Distributes $1 Million to Schools

Eight school districts in Lee, Union and Pontotoc counties are upgrading with $1 million in grant money from Toyota.


Hispanic Rights Group Hosts Twitter Chat

LatinoJustice PRLDEF will host a Twitter interview with its president Juan Cartagena on Sept. 19.


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