Higher education's latest movement, the mass distribution of online courses, is getting a new member: the University of New Mexico.
The New York State
Education Department (NYSED) is making sure that everyone will be able to take
the test without the antipicated rise in cost of the exam.
This year's deadline for school districts to hand out layoff notices to
educators ended with about 1,256 members of the California Teachers Association
receiving final pink slips, about half of what the union had projected.
Before this week, most students at El Paso's Center for Career &
Technology Education had never held a shovel, much less completed any yard work,
said interim Principal Matthew Farley.
Joseph Castro, vice chancellor at U.C. San Francisco, has been appointed the first Hispanic president in Fresno State University's 102-year history.
Researchers say having a computer in the home has little effect on
how well teenage students do in school.
CSU is moving to offer Web-based
science labs, a systemwide virtual campus and online advising as remedies for
bottlenecks to student progress and graduation rates. Some efforts will be ready to roll out this fall.
The federal government made it clear again that California will
get no relief from education mandates that officials across the country consider
Three University of Texas at El Paso students hope to turn a Nobel
Prize-winning material into a multimillion-dollar business tied to a low-cost,
environmentally friendly technology for recycling water.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says pessimists forecasting
that the economy will not reap sizable benefits from the computer revolution are
likely to be proven wrong.
The Pew Research Hispanic Center released a new analysis showing that Hispanic
high school graduates have passed whites in the rate of college enrollment.
The University of Texas at El Paso is getting such a face-lift that Miner alums may not recognize the campus when
the project is finished next year.
Scientists investigating the behavioral and neural mechanisms
that drive some children to acquire math skills faster than
others found that just one brain structure can provide a sensitive
marker of skill acquisition.
One way to increase the number of minorities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields is by providing more scholarships to
deserving Hispanic students focused on the sciences.
Analysts predict that for the U.S. to remain competitive
worldwide in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, it will have to train a million more STEM professionals
over the next 10 years.