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$25K Scholarships for DREAMers Now Available

$25K Scholarships for DREAMers Now Available

  Applications for scholarships up to $25,000 are being accepted from undocumented youth who will be first-time college students or who will transfer to a four-year university to finish a bachelor’s degree, TheDream.US, a national organization with $32 million to help young people, announced on Sept. 4.  The scholarships – to which individuals can apply [...]
Racial Divide Plagues Education, Calif. Study RevealsSAN DIEGO (AP) — Black elementary school students in California missed more school last year than children from any other group, including the homeless, according to findings from a study released Friday that mirror national research from the U.S. Education Department. Taken together the findings show that racial disparities in American education — from access [...]
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Spanish-English Broadcast Looks at Latinos and Education  A California public radio network is hosting a national discussion on Sept. 17 to discuss the state of Latino education in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the country’s second largest, and the country.  The Spanish-English forum, “Latino Education: Crisis and Response,” will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Pacific) and be [...]
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A University Invests $10 Million in Working FamiliesREADING, Pa. (AP) — On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students’ attention to the banners hanging on the wall. Syracuse. Temple. Brown. Penn State. All of them brought back by former students who bucked the odds and went to college. “You need to make sure [...]
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Multilingual Resources About Tuition Law Aid Youth in Fla.  Undocumented students, their families and college officials in Florida now have access to information in English, Spanish and Kreyol that will help answer questions about the state’s new “Tuition Equity” law.  The law, which went into effect on July 1, sets guidelines as to who qualifies for in-state costs for higher education. Organizers of [...]
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Calif. Schools Must Teach English Learners, Judge Rules  The state of California must give meaningful access to tens of thousands of underserved English learners in school districts as the law requires, civil rights groups and attorneys said Tuesday, citing a judge’s ruling.  On Aug. 12, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Chalfant responded to a lawsuit from families charging that the [...]
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Bilingual Forum About College Access to be Held on Aug. 19  Attending college and paying for tuition will be two key topics during a live national broadcast, which will be conducted in Spanish and English, on Aug. 19, a California public radio network has announced. The student debt crisis also will be discussed.  The Radio Bilingue forum, part of the network’s “Diploma in Hand” series, [...]
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Low-Income Students Thrive With Meals at SchoolsAs Alabama children head back to school this month, many will be able to leave their lunch money at home. Nearly 143,000 children in more than 20 high-poverty school districts can eat free breakfast and lunch this fall thanks to the new Community Eligibility Provision - which is often referred to as community eligibility. This program is [...]
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Whites, the New Minority in America’s ClassroomsKENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — The cheerful sign outside Jane Cornell’s summer school classroom in Pennsylvania’s wealthiest county says “Welcome” and “Bienvenidos” in polished handwriting. Inside, giggling grade-schoolers who mostly come from homes where Spanish is the primary language worked on storytelling with a tale about a crocodile going to the dentist. The children and [...]
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Racial Diversity Receives Boost With Court ApprovalAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that the University of Texas can continue using race as a factor in undergraduate admissions as a way of promoting diversity on campus, the latest in an ongoing case that made it to the U.S. Supreme Court last year only to be sent back [...]
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