Education

Cal State Could Offer Online Science Labs

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.


California Must Comply With No Child Left Behind

The federal government made it clear again that California will get no relief from education mandates that officials across the country consider a burden.


UTEP Water Recycling Project Wins Venture Titles

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.


Bernanke Predicts Gains From High Tech

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.


Hispanic Grads Pass Their Peers in College Enrollment

The Pew Research Hispanic Center released a new analysis showing that Hispanic high school graduates have passed whites in the rate of college enrollment.


UTEP Reveals $25 Million Makeover

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.


Future Math Abilitiy in Children Detectable by Brain Scan

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.


Top STEM Scholarships for Hispanics

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.


Hispanics Wanted in STEM Careers

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.


Hispanic Youth Mentoring Grads Get Certificates

Recent graduates of the "Passport to Success" Hispanic Youth Leadership Mentoring Program at Elkhardt Middle School in Virginia received certificates signed by the governor and other Commonwealth officials.


Gov. Corbett Directed Kutztown Gun Review

The directive that prompted Kutztown University to allow people to carry guns on campus came from Gov. Tom Corbett's administration.


Educators Honored for Helping Hispanic Students

IMAGE de Northern Utah will honor educators from Weber State University and Ogden Weber Applied Technology College during its "Legacy, an Honorary Tribute" event.


American Sign Language Popularity Surges at Colleges

Every year, more college students in the U.S. are learning a new language without uttering a word.


Most Hispanic High School Grads Enroll in College

Nearly 70 percent of Hispanic high school graduates enrolled in college last fall, a higher rate than white U.S. students, Pew Research Center reports.


CFPB Argues for Flexibility on Student Loans

Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, proposed refinancing and flexible payment plans to relieve burdensome student debt.


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