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.

Hispanic Role Model Program Launches in New York

A New York City role model program for Hispanic youth celebrates its sixth anniversary during Hispanic Heritage Month.

Education Secretary Calls for More Hispanics in STEM Fields

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan praised the work of El Paso educators Tuesday in preparing students for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and putting them on an early path to a college or university.

Exhibit Propels Girls Toward Science, Tech Jobs

Marijess Ramos doesn't have time for antiquated ideas about what jobs are reserved for girls. She wants to build rockets.

Cal State Instructors Get a (Tiny) Pay Hike

The California State University and the California Faculty Association reached an agreement to provide a 1.34 percent raise to all full-time equivalent faculty members.

Computer Games + Math = Fun and Learning in Schools

Washington teacher Tammie Schrader is so enthusiastic about computer games in education that she thinks they can be used to teach programming skills that lead to college - starting in middle school.

New Mexico State Alamogordo Reaccredited

Faculty and staff of New Mexico State University-Alamogordo gathered for a celebratory luncheon in honor of the college's renewed accreditation at the Tays Special Events Center on Friday.

UC Berkeley Shakes Off Recession

UC Berkeley has emerged from the California recession with a new chancellor, new plans for helping liberal arts majors nail down a career, and a commitment to remain a public resource despite relying on private dollars.

N.M. Scholarships Could Be in Trouble

New Mexico scholarships could be scaled back as soon as next year if a solvency fix is not approved during next year's 30-day legislative session, according to Higher Education Secretary Jose Garcia.

Obama Proposes New College Rating System

President Obama announced plans today for a new college rating system to show which schools provide the "best value" and eventually could be tied to student financial aid offers.

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