The Latino Information Network at Rutgers (LIN@R) University launched a first-of-its-kind Latino-focused research center and digital think-tank. LIN@R will provide original research, analysis and commentary on cultural, social, educational, political and economic aspects affecting the Latino community.

Record shares of young adults are completing high school, going to college and finishing college, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly available census data. In 2012, for the first time ever, one-third of the nation’s 25- to 29-year-olds have completed at least a bachelor’s degree.

Kmart has announced the launch of the inaugural Latina Smart internship program. Five retail-minded Latina Smart interns will be selected to participate in a 10-week paid summer internship at Sears Holdings corporate headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

The Census Bureau’s annual, national-level statistics on the characteristics of students, from nursery to graduate school. According to the statistics, enrollment in private elementary and high schools was 4.1 million in 2011, down from 4.8 million in 2005 and a high of 6.3 million in 1965.

Univision Communications Inc. and Fundación Televisa announced the launch of ¿Y Tú…A Quién Becarías? – a new program where the community will select 17 college students across the country to pay for their fourth year of studies.

Columbus Day is the annual U.S. commemoration of Christopher Columbus's landing in the New World (at San Salvador island, also known as Waitling Island, today part of the British Bahamas) on October 12, 1492.

As part of Univision Communications’ multi-year initiative to promote educational attainment in Hispanic America, ¡Edúcate, Es El Momento!

In 2009, young Latinos told us that education is a crucial pathway to success (Tr3s Loteria Study) - and now, they are proving their dedication to this sentiment and becoming more educated than ever. Released last month, just before another school year began, a new Pew Hispanic Center study reported that the numbers of Hispanics enrolled in public schools have reached new highs and that Latinos are entering college in record numbers. Insight Tr3s

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is launching LatinoBigs.org, the nation's first bilingual website focused on one-to-one long-term youth mentoring services.  The website will feature and engage Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors and

Along with his appointment at CRI, Duany also will serve as an anthropology professor in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies within the School of International and Public Affairs.

For the first time, the number of 18- to 24-year-old Hispanics enrolled in college exceeded 2 million and reached a record 16.5% share of all college enrollments. Hispanics are the largest minority group on the nation’s college campuses, a milestone first achieved last year (Fry, 2011).

FOX Deportes and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) are teaming up to promote higher education access for Hispanic students through a nationwide educational campaign.

The PepsiCo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of PepsiCo, has committed $50,000 to the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) for scholarships and internships to deserving students interested in pursuing careers in journalism and social media.

A majority of technology stakeholders polled in a Web-based survey anticipate that higher education in 2020 will be quite different from the way it is today. They said university-level education will adopt new methods of teaching and certification driven by opportunity, economic concerns and student and parent demands.

McDonald's announced the latest extension to its national Hispanic education program with the launch of Latinos Rumbo al College, a free webinar series developed in conjunction with non-profit organization Latinos in College (LIC) and LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC).

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