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"Travel Scholarships" Still Available for NHEC 9th Annual Conf, April 3-6 in NM

Apr 3 - 6, 2004 The National Hispanic Environmental Council (NHEC) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications from college students (in a wide variety of disciplines related to the environment, natural resources, agriculture, and energy) interested in receiving a prestigious "Travel Scholarship" to attend our upcoming 9th Annual "National Hispanic Sustainable Energy & Environmental Conference", to be held April 3-6, 2004, in Albuquerque, NM. More on this article.

School boards fail ethnic-diversity test

Mar 18, 2004 It was 1988, and Phoenix resident Andrew M. Sandoval had grown weary of sending his children to Mitchell Elementary School, which had few minority teachers. More on this article.

National Group Issues Guidelines for Improving Access to College

Feb 20, 2004 The Pathways to College Network, an alliance of 34 national organizations dedicated to improving college access and success for underserved populations, released a report on Thursday outlining nearly 100 recommendations designed to make a college education attainable for all students. More on this article. Chronicle subscribers click here for more information.

Migrants face loss of in-state tuition in proposal by GOP

Feb 6, 2004 Hundreds of undocumented immigrants attending colleges and universities in Arizona could face higher tuition under legislation proposed by some state Republican lawmakers. More on this article.

Colleges urged to be mindful of Hispanics

Feb 1, 2004 With Hispanics graduating from high school in numbers that will keep increasing for years, the head of a higher-education group that released a new report on the trend says colleges need to step up efforts to accommodate the nation's largest minority. More on this article.

'Hispanic' imprecise as a term

Dec 10, 2003 ATLANTA - Ralph Perales doesn't remember what box he checked off in the 1980 census, when "Hispanic" became an option for the first time. More on this article.

Colorado's New Voucher Law Is Struck Down in State Court

Dec. 04 A Denver judge struck down Colorado's new school voucher law yesterday, ruling that it violated the state's Constitution by stripping local school boards of their control over education. More on this article.

Gains in Houston Schools: How Real Are They?

Dec. 03 HOUSTON As a student at Jefferson Davis High here, Rosa Arevelo seemed the "Texas miracle" in motion. After years of classroom drills, she passed the high school exam required for graduation on her first try. A program of college prep courses earned her the designation "Texas scholar." More on this article.

National PTA reaches out to Hispanic parents

Nov. 12 A few years ago, when the leaders of the National PTA looked out among its 6 million members, they didn't see enough brown faces. More on this article.

Enrollment in colleges doubles for minorities

Oct. 12 The number of minority students on America's campuses has more than doubled since 1981, but White students are still more likely to attend college, a new report says. More on this article.

Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress

Oct. 6 In an effort to raise embarrassingly low graduation rates in the nation's high schools, a new bill in the House of Representatives authorizes $1 billion in federal funding for schools to increase literacy rates and implement individual graduation plans for students most at risk of dropping out of high school. H.R. 3085, the Graduation For All Act, introduced by Reps. Susan Davis (D-CA) and Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX), would provide funds for schools to hire literacy coaches who would train teachers across the curriculum to incorporate research-based literacy instruction into their teaching. More on this article.



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