Education

TFA Holds Education Summit

More than 300 Hispanics came together last week in Houston to explore identity and activism in the community at Teach for America's staff and corps member summit.


MBA Degree Program Launched for Execs

The University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville are working to develop a joint masters degree in business administration for executives.


Mitch Daniels Tried to Eliminate Liberal Breeding Grounds

Mitch Daniels pledged to promote academic freedom when he became president at Purdue University, but records show he took steps to stifle opinions he disagreed with.


First Lady Endorses Youth Mentoring Program

First lady Michelle Obama used a trip to her hometown Thursday to make the case for the kind of career mentoring and college preparation that high school students are getting from a Loop nonprofit group.


STC Works to Promote Higher Education Among Hispanic Men

Given the national trend expected to one day mean Hispanics are a majority population, researchers have pointed to current data about higher education attainment among Latino men as a serious concern.


CalPERS Invests in a Pair of Big Real Estate Deals

CalPERS is spending heavily on real estate again, but the latest buys reflect newfound caution on the part of the public employees retirement plan.


Deal Reached on Student Loan Rates

The White House and a bipartisan group of senators have reached a deal to lower student loan interest rates, which jumped from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent.


Texas Tech Ranks in Top Schools for Hispanic Grad Rates

Texas Tech ranks 47th in the nation for Hispanic students earning their bachelor's degrees, according to a new list of the top 100 schools for Hispanic baccalaureates.


Petraeus Takes a Pay Cut

David Petraeus, former director of the CIA, will be a CUNY visiting professor for $1 after a to-do over his original six-figure pay, officials say.


Diamante Awards Aid Hispanic College Students

The Diamante Awards Committee seeks nominations for its annual student scholarships and awards for service to the Hispanic community.


Students Immersed in U.S. Culture, English Language

A language school at California Lutheran University is teaching English to students from all over the world.


BofA Slips Teach for America $10,000

Teach for America picked up a check for $10,000 at a reception hosted by Bank of America and the California Community Foundation.


Crowdfunding for College Is Catching On

Andrew Levin owes the bank $26,000 in student loans, and he'd like you to help him pay it off. Should you be inclined to reduce his bill, Levin, would be pleased to teach you to play guitar, bass, electronic drums or piano.


Hispanics See Long-term Academic Progress

Hispanic students have posted large academic gains since the early 1970s, according to new federal data, narrowing the achievement gap with their white peers in nearly all categories.


Housing Authority Teaches Multimedia Production Skills

Michelle Jackson wanted to encourage the positive aspirations of youth in public housing when she initiated the Pittsburgh Housing Authority's first multimedia production studios in Northview Heights.


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